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Forum Post: US is not a capitialist economy

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 10, 2011, 7:16 p.m. EST by MegMcG (8)
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When a few major corporations control the means of production and collude together to alter government, markets, regulation and pricing that is called a cartel.



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[-] 2 points by luparb (290) 12 years ago

capitalism is when all land and means of production are owned and operated privately.

The word capital means durable goods, or objects of value.

This is capitalism.

Oligarchy or not, it's still capitalism, Capitalism is what allows this situation to happen.

[-] 1 points by leftistperson (95) 12 years ago

The US is the most capitalist country in the world.

The corporations have capital, and invest their capital for a profit.

[-] 1 points by Democracydriven (658) 12 years ago

Fascism 2.0/Corporatism is a much improved and user friendly version than the original The new version is called corporatism Pros • You don’t have to convert your country’s form of government anymore to get Fascism on board. Version 2.0 (Corporatism) will run right on top of capitalism flawlessly and invisibly. • Violent suppression is no longer required. With the new media ownership comes the ability to shape opinions, create villains and demons, and use fear to motivate war, voting bias, and division of the masses. You will be able to convince most citizens that all problems are related to those who oppose you reaching your goals • The best part of the new system is that it will all be paid for by taxes and a very high percentage of the citizens will think that is a fair deal and will vote for politicians who openly protect your interest.
• The best feature of the Fascism 2.0 is how resilient and indestructible it is. The fact that it is invisible is without a doubt the best feature of Corporatism/fascism2.0

Cons • 2.0 like the original Fascism is still susceptible to “uprising” virus. But thanks to the new media controls that is easily suppressed by villainizing , demonizing, demoralizing, denial of a problem or motive, not reporting etc. • There’s one potential problem: There is one thing that that leads to what we call system self-destruct. It is the greed virus. There will never be a problem as long a greed virus does not develop. When the greed virus creeps in, it triggers the occupation virus, which will make 2.0 loose it transparency and become very opaque. The next thing that happens is internal alienation. At that point the system crashes and will require reloading. It is very likely the system will not allow 2.0 to run on top of it because of the damage it caused • Disclaimer: If the 2.0 crashes because the greed virus was allowed to begin the destruction of the system, you warrantee is void

[-] 1 points by SanityScribe (452) 12 years ago

It started in 1913 by guys like this. “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

  • David Rockefeller, Memoirs, page 405
[-] 1 points by Democracydriven (658) 12 years ago

This is an interesting fact 1933 • Alarmed by Roosevelt's plan to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor, a group of millionaire businessmen, led by the Du Pont and J.P. Morgan empires, plans to overthrow Roosevelt with a military coup and install a fascist government modelled after Mussolini's regime in Italy. The businessmen try to recruit General Smedley Butler, promising him an army of 500,000, unlimited financial backing and generous media spin control. The plot is foiled when Butler reports it to Congress.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

corporate oligarchy, to be exact.


































[-] 1 points by Uguysarenuts (270) 12 years ago

Link slut

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

i prefer to call it organization. it must be working rather well with people like you annoyed over it. Its a winning tactic to get things organized, and thats why people don't like it- they hate to see me breaking through to make real organization happen.

[-] 1 points by usdarkops (51) 12 years ago

You are absolutely correct!!! There is nothing capitalistic about bailing out banks and corporations.

[-] 1 points by MegMcG (8) 12 years ago

or fixing prices, or owning the means of production so competitors can't enter the market (Goldman Sachs anyone?!), or drafting regulations for politicians to vote on that are so dense that no one is even reading them in entirety (Hi K St!)

[-] 1 points by usdarkops (51) 12 years ago

Unfortunately people continue to get wrapped up and think this is a political movement, when it's actually an ethical one.

[-] 1 points by MegMcG (8) 12 years ago

I have been saying the same thing over and over and over again. This is an ethical problem, not political.