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TheForgottenOne

In Reply To
mjyoung

Subj: Re: Socialism: Cure for America?
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 08:47:59 pm EST (Viewed 14 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Socialism: Cure for America?
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 07:30:58 pm EST (Viewed 712 times)

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    I'm not sure what's got you so confused. I'm not really advocating anything so much as pointing out that I thought it was interesting that Sweden went through something similar. Obviously all countries have had financial issues at one time, but reading that article made me think that lightning has struck twice.


You were advocating that socialism was a "cure of America", or at least wanted to discuss it.

So spoil me, how are the situations similar, as opposed to the fact that both had financial issues? Did Sweden have a great reduction of manufacturing due to the emergence of transforming into a service based economy? Did they have massive regulation and deregulation in major financial fields (banking, housing, etc)?


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    According to the article Sweden had a very similiar culture in the early 90's when their economic issues started. So yes, I will indeed keep it in mind, but it doesn't change anything.


What? How was the Swedish culture in the 90s similar to the American one in the 90s? Talk specifics. Your statement there seems to be a complete contradiction.

I'm just asking you to talk with more detail.



"You were advocating that socialism was a "cure of America", or at least wanted to discuss it."

No, I was pondering if it was a cure. But if you are so certain that that's what I'm advocating then why waste your time asking what I'm advocating?

Honestly I don't know what I was expecting. I just thought the article was interesting and decided to share it. You've decided to challenge me on the subject, which is the article, without reading it which seems peculiar. Do you just not like socialism?

"So spoil me, how are the situations similar, as opposed to the fact that both had financial issues? Did Sweden have a great reduction of manufacturing due to the emergence of transforming into a service based economy? Did they have massive regulation and deregulation in major financial fields (banking, housing, etc)?"

It's been a few days since I read it but the part that stuck out in my mind the most was how capitalism rotted out the system and business started...imploding.

"What? How was the Swedish culture in the 90s similar to the American one in the 90s? Talk specifics. Your statement there seems to be a complete contradiction."

There's no contradiction. In the 90's they were very capitalistic, as we are now, and after their financial crisis they became more socialistic which is where they are now. Actually they are a "social democracy" according to the article but they're certainly more socialist than they were in the 90's.

" I'm just asking you to talk with more detail."

I don't know how much more detail I can go into than providing the article that I'm talking about? If you don't want to read the article that's fine but...I don't see the point in continuing this conversation with somebody who's not really interested thinking about the basis of the conversation. Which is the article.





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