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  •  True Socialist Scotsman? (2+ / 0-)
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    HamdenRice, offgrid

    I think Hamden did a good job of debunking the claim that a socialist economy inherently lacks individual incentives and economic growth. Obviously modern China has a political and economic system that does not fit neat definitions.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:47:18 AM PST

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    •  Whack-a-mole, Fish? (0+ / 0-)

      And, no.  HamdenRice recited a good deal of standard ideology on the subject, especially as regards the arbitrary economics-department distinction between "planned economies" (which are themselves already the product of millions of individual decisions) and "market economies" (which are themselves already the product of conscious planning).  

      Are you saying you buy in, too?

      "There's nothing heroic about earning profit." -Odo, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

      by Cassiodorus on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:58:11 AM PST

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