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    The economics of the fascists was not at all similar to contemporary neo-liberal, laissez faire economics.  Economically, fascism was Keynesianism on steroids (with a few other things mixed in).  

    The more important question is whether it is economics that distinguished fascism. The answer is clearly, no.  We did not, for instance, go to war in Europe to free it from government-run health care.  

    The fascists adopted many policies that could be broadly described as socialist.  But what's important is that they sought to replace Marx's class identity with a national one.  The economics were always secondary to nationalism, and that's what made it right wing.  The economic policies were designed to complement the nationalist agenda, not the other way around.

    To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

    by sneakers563 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:04:13 PM PDT

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