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      01-15-2019, 05:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Z K View Post
Those are extreme cases... Socialism doesn't mean Totalitarianism.

Markets need to be controlled in some way so everyone is playing on a level playing field. Without regulation and oversight, large corporations do not have people's interests in mind and would screw over people to get profits for shareholders. A great example of this is in China where capitalism is unfettered and large companies have huge amounts of power and sway. Terrible working conditions, low wages and mass environmental pollution.

Again, very different than small businesses in small town USA.

Dude, I nearly spit out my coffee. I am assuming you are just being funny and your post wasn't serious?

1) Socialism doesn't mean Totalitarianism?
Yes it does. It may not at first, but it will always lead to totalitarianism if left long enough.

2) Large corporations do not have people's interests in mind and would screw over people to get profits for shareholders.
But only large ones? Small corporations are benevolent in your eyes? When is the switch over? I'm dying to know.
Also: People = Shareholders. They are the same thing.

3) A great example of this is in China where capitalism is unfettered.
I don't even know where to start.... China.....unfettered capitalism? Oh. My. God.
See link: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/...hina-have.html

Thanks man. That really made me chuckle as I wrapped up my day.
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