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all capitalists are aware that the system is a mix of private enterprise and free markets with public functions facilitated with a mix of taxes and regulation
the debate is what should be private and what should be public. If the ratio is 67 private/33 public, and this balance was arrived at over a long period of time of economic development and political debate, and some people want to change the ratio to 60/40 (leftist democrats), then this shift will be contested
the reporter of this article argues that people who are against socialism are stupid, which means she is a socialist who is unable to understand why her religion is not supported by others
the reporter might consider the following thought exercise: assume that the people she is critiquing are smarter than her (the rule is the dumber side is the one wearing the "blinders"). Given this environment, how would she like the people she critiques to view her? With respect, or with derision?
October 9, 2009 at 7:08 a.m.
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