Re: Is the U.S socialist? (was Re: Neal Blaike vs Michael Lorrey)

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 14:22:37 MST

>From: Brian D Williams <>

>Socialism: A theory or system of social organization in which the
>means of production and distribution of goods are owned and
>controlled collectively, or by the government.
>Doesn't even remotely apply to the U.S.

It does apply, remotely, in that some goods in this country are produced and
distributed by the government. Or, at least contracted to a private company
to produce and distribute. Here's the first examples I can come up with:
retirement accounts, some tv/radio stations, the highway system, most
education, and some forms of mass transportation.

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