If you think their "capitalist" policies have failed, you haven't studied economics very deeply, because them policies ain't capitalist.
When I was a kid 30 years ago, I could buy a loaf of bread for 1/4 the price it is now. Thank you Federal Reserve! The Fed was the worst economic decision the United States of America ever made. (The moral-hazard-enhancing beast called the FDIC was a stupid idea not much smarter than the Fed.) The Fed's inflationary monetary policies benefit the elite few, but by the time the money trickles down to everyday-you-and-me, the prices of everything have gone up! The Fed presided over a cataclysmic economic depression beginning just 16 years after its
It's not capitalism that's really failing. If you sneak back and pay attention to the man behind the curtain, you'll notice that he's a Socialist through and through. And he's been that way for a long time.founding, and they haven't learned anything yet. The longer the Fed tries to tune its way out of our currently impending economic collapse, the greater that collapse will eventually be.
Bailouts-R-Us. From Mexican Peso bailouts to Asian bailouts to Russian Ruble bailouts to Bear Stearns bailouts to the subprime bailout--these bailouts are getting both bigger and more frequent. The center cannot hold. And yet Barney Frank wants to provide yet another bailout--while the value of housing plummets with no sure end in sight, leaving homeowners with far more debt than their homes are worth?
Why are housing prices so inelastic? I don't know for sure, but I suspect it's in large part because of government's having become the bailer-out of last resort.
Why are there people rioting in the streets around the world at the shortage of food? Not because of capitalism, but because of the lack of it. Capitalism is
an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, esp. as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned [or controlled] means of wealth.Food in your Gas Tank. Government has been interfering in the capitalism of food production for decades now, whether it
A major reason for food shortages across the world is the collusion between "green" companies and the government. But then again, food scarcity helps the elite solve one of their pet concerns--overpopulation. Put that in your Global Warming pipe and smoke it.is to bail out a Soviet economy that can't support itself or to pay farmers to let their land lie fallow. Now, a major reason for food shortages across the world is the collusion between "green" companies and the government in their ill-conceived attempt to find alternative fuels. Sounds an awful lot like fascism to me.
But then again, food scarcity helps the elite solve one of their pet concerns--overpopulation. Put that in your Global Warming pipe and smoke it.
Meanwhile, the masses associate what they're seeing with Western Capitalism--and they want no more of it. Thanks to western fascists.
The very poor and the very rich are the only ones really noticing the problem right now. But what about you? Are you really doing better than you were 1, 2, or 5 years ago? Not me. And I have a computer programming job. I feel sorry for my neighbor who's trying to feed his family of six on $18 per hour with no benefits.
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The same tired "solutions" to our problems are not going to work this time, because they haven't worked yet. That's why we can't afford to vote for any of the popular candidates for president this time around--because their solutions are more of the same at a time of impending crisis. It's not too late to give your support to Ron Paul, because he is the ONLY presidential candidate who has pledged to try to get us out of our one-track establishmentarian rut.
It's not capitalism that's really failing. If you sneak back and pay attention to the man behind the curtain, you'll notice that he's a Socialist through and through. And he's been that way for a long time.