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icha_icha_paradise wrote:@BeeAre: Is this the reason certain fictional works about the future sometimes feature a single entity controlling most things? (Now, I'm not saying communism or something but I hope you get what I mean)
icha_icha_paradise wrote:Well, isn't it usually kind of mixed for the most part?
BeeAre wrote:icha_icha_paradise wrote:Well, isn't it usually kind of mixed for the most part?
icha_icha_paradise wrote:BeeAre wrote:icha_icha_paradise wrote:Well, isn't it usually kind of mixed for the most part?
Most countries don't go for the purest of capitalism, even the US has regulations, so its not a complete capitalism, right?
Valhallen wrote:I'm responsible for bringing the cleansing rains to deserts, and the well-being of all birds and fish. I'm also in charge of long-term parking at LaGuardia.
Valhallen wrote:Well, you can't really have effective markets without certain kinds of regulation. Property rights need to be agreed on and enforced, contracts need to be enforceable, regulations pertaining to buyer and seller behavior need to establish some standard of trust for transactions to take place (i.e. scams must be punishable or sufficiently rare in the first place). "Pure" capitalism usually refers to some vague minimum set of regulations like these needed to make a market work.
P.S. I've been meaning to be more active in these discussions, but real life obligations have kept me busy. Nice to see that there's enough interest to keep things going.
icha_icha_paradise wrote:PATENT TROLLANNNNN
Q.U. wrote:I preferred their ideas of putting greenhouses on roofs of buildings in cities, growing food, thus increasing food production on the spot and letting the plants absorb sun's heat easier, cooling the city down.