Mexico's Socialist President turns capitalist

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neverfail
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Re: Mexico's Socialist President turns capitalist

Post by neverfail » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:25 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:29 am
For example, I have been saying here that China's "socialism with Chinese characteristic" is really capitalism (apart from their state owned enterprises).
That's an exception big enough to drive "not capitalism" through.

The conflation of corporatism with laissez-faire capitalism is an unhelpful as the conflation of Scandinavian-style social democracy with Venezuelan-style socialism.

In both cases, the two are not the same thing and shouldn't be referred to by the same term.
I agree with that. yet you are probably wasting your words on Cassowary. Cass sees himself as immersed (from behind his computer keyboard) in a holy war against socialism and islam. You cannot deflect a zealot from his chosen path by appealing to reason.

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Re: Mexico's Socialist President turns capitalist

Post by cassowary » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:03 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:25 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:29 am
For example, I have been saying here that China's "socialism with Chinese characteristic" is really capitalism (apart from their state owned enterprises).
That's an exception big enough to drive "not capitalism" through.

The conflation of corporatism with laissez-faire capitalism is an unhelpful as the conflation of Scandinavian-style social democracy with Venezuelan-style socialism.

In both cases, the two are not the same thing and shouldn't be referred to by the same term.
I agree. China does not practice 100% capitalism but it’s not socialism either.

In fact, all economies are mixed.

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