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

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 16:32:21 MST

zeb haradon wrote:

> >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.

Ah, yes, you list economic sectors which are among the worst run parts of the
economy. Thanks for the support.

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