tzor wrote:I love it when Player has a progressive hissy fit. Throwing out stale talking points from progressive la la land like an escaping octopus throws out ink.
As Sean Hannity says, "Republicans want dirty air, dirty water and kids with autism and Down's syndrome." In Player's case it's "Capitalists want dirty air, dirty water, and dead people." After all, what about the Gulf of Mexico? What would prevent it from another disaster? Well what caused that disaster? Was it really unchained capitalism, or was it just another half assed over regulated industry by the incompitent gloriously progressive federal government?
Capitalism wants profit. That is the definition of Capitalism. The rest is politics.
See, the problem with you right-wingers is you want to frame EVERYTHING into a "liberal versus capitalism" framework". It doesn't work.
tzor wrote:What has that got to do with central planning over letting economic cycles have their course is, of course, beyond both me and the logical casual observer, but who really cares.
Well, what it has to do with it is obvious, but of course.. you said it yourself. You don't care, you just want to claim you are superior.
tzor wrote:China, has a one hundred year plan! (Take that you primitive USSR, we pwn you for long range plans.)
And name a US company that does....
tzor wrote:So what is the real difference between the capitalist and the central planner? The former uses his own money and the later uses someone elses. You cannot slander one without slandering the other. The difference is that there are many capitalists and only one central planner. (In fact monoplies cannot form unless goverment makes it possible.) Capitalism certainly isn't perfect, but it sure as hell beats your alternative and does so every time.
The difference is neither.
The difference between China and the US is that China remembers it has existed for over 5000 years, and has real expectation to continue and, once again, reach superiority.
The US likes to claim it is already superior.. and if it slides, its simply because some idiot liberals have demanded too much from the free market big corporations.