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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

Caveat emptor Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:14 PM
Because Free Market Socialism is a pragmatic endorsement of Free Markets, it can impartially evaluate the ability of such markets to deliver individual and social promises and determine if some goods require other market coordination mechanisms, regulation or insentive alignments.
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:16 PM
Yeah, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba, etc. have shown the superb ability of central planners to "determine" market coordination. Worked like a charm.
Caveat emptor Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:29 PM
Who said anything about central planning.

Unless you mean creating the condition for Free Markets to be Freeif coersion. Courts, roads, laws, basic standards, all the things we and every other capitalist country takes for granted every day.

Is there planning involved to make the magic of the free market a reality. Yes.

There is a huge difference between say the United States and many developing nations in which the State is week and markets are free of much of our regulation but not if something even more descriptive to free enterprise, bribery, corruption, individual militias.

In fact the most disfunctional markets inthe world have many of the components that conservatives espouse. Currency competition, privet security, no regulation.
nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:35 PM
"Who said anything about central planning.

Is there planning involved to make the magic of the free market a reality. Yes."

HAHAHAHAHA!!! You can't even keep your arguments consistent.

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:37 PM
"In fact the most disfunctional markets inthe world have many of the components that conservatives espouse. Currency competition, privet security, no regulation."

Let me guess....SOMALIA!!!!

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....