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Old 12-08-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who says Capitalism...

Originally Posted by sonicchaos1993 View Post
The concept of socialism is that everybody is equal, which is a grand notion, but if you have a socialist nation, how are you going to interact with other nations? You can't have every member of the population go to meet foreign dignitaries. Similarly, you can't poll every single person for every single decision, especially when time is of the essence. Thus, it becomes necessary for somebody (or some body of people) to handle these sorts of things, and suddenly, everybody is no longer equal.
That's not what socialism is. Socialism, communism, capitalism, neoliberalism, etc. are economic systems, that only infringe upon politics (and more to the point geopolitics) insofar as trade occurs, and implementation of that economic system occurs. Most of these phrases are large umbrella terms that don't even have a single meaning, which is why in scholarly literature a specific aspect or type of one of the above is discussed.
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