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Old 05-31-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Okay, this isn't the 1950s. You don't have to worry about the Soviet Union invading the US. These terms are only useful in propaganda. They aren't even recognized in the field of economics. Please, stop using these words. We're in a new age now.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Yea, we are in the AGE of THE INSIDER or Crony Capitalism where governments are owned so investors are always protected from their own folly. The irony is this was observed by Adam (?) Smith in the 1500's.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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lol...Whatever NOknowledgeisKey....
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Socialism is to tea party fools what racism is to Jesse Jackson.

People who loosely throw out words like marxism and communism have never read a any political science or philosophy books, probably because they feel the devil wrote them
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Because they are the buzzwords of the fifties recycled over and over to denigrate any other system but the nutty one presently holding sway.

McCarthyism ain't dead it's only been slumbering til needed to give the RWNJ's new traction. If you can't come up with some sense to garner votes and respect; just dig into the past and find some nonsense to recycle. It's worked for well over 50 years ~ wash, rinse, repeat.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Okay, this isn't the 1950s. You don't have to worry about the Soviet Union invading the US. These terms are only useful in propaganda. They aren't even recognized in the field of economics. Please, stop using these words. We're in a new age now.
Socialism, capitalism and marxism are all terms that were mentioned in my graduate level economics courses.

I am not sure what you are talking about...
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: North America
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Most people who use those words regularly have absolutely no idea of what they mean.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Socialism, capitalism and marxism are all terms that were mentioned in my graduate level economics courses.

I am not sure what you are talking about...

In the 1960s? lol
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Because they still apply!! This isn't the 1950s, true and communism infiltrated the United States back in the 1960s by going into our colleges and universities for one. Who cares if the economic gurus don't recognize them and where do you base this statement? Yes, we are in a New Age. The age of political correctness. The age of a world government under who-knows-what kind of leadership. No, I am NOT being a conspiracy theorist for those of you that love to drag out the aluminum foil hats at the slightest suggestion (by the way, conspiracies DO exist, what do you think federal prosecutors spend their long hours prosecuting in federal court for example?). Look at where we were in this country 50 years ago, look where we are at this point in time and then draw the conclusions about where we will be 50 years from now.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Okay, this isn't the 1950s. You don't have to worry about the Soviet Union invading the US. These terms are only useful in propaganda. They aren't even recognized in the field of economics. Please, stop using these words. We're in a new age now.
Well, they're useful words in political science and in a historical context if everybody involved goes to the trouble of using them as per their actual definitions.

In current US debate, they've been so over-used as to become meaningless - they're just a jumble of words that all mean "bad".
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