A Political Poll

Discussion in 'Politics & Government' started by Gloria Mitchell, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Gloria Mitchell

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  2. Harry Havens

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    That was today. Tomorrow, I might be something different. Or even today on a different poll.
     
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    You are a right moderate social authoritarian.
    Right: 3.48, Authoritarian: 3.2


    Not sure what that all means, but things were simpler when...

    " The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water,
    signifying by divine providence that I, Tim , was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king."
     
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    You are a centrist social moderate.
    Left: 0.54, Libertarian: 0.47
     
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  5. Ted Richards

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    "left moderate social libertarian Left: 4.61, Libertarian: 2.41"

    Doesn't say much does it? I believe in the free enterprise system where Capitalism is regulated to serve the peoples interest too. I think the only legitimate role of governments is to serve the interests of those governed, to do those things collectively that individuals can not do by themselves, ie. firefighting, public schools, policing, courts, etc.
     
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    Hmmmm? I guess that makes you a Republican. ;)
     
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    Not at all, I don't live in the States, I live in Canada and am glad of it.
    You missed the part about regulated Capitalism.
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    Regulated capitalism piqued my curiosity so I Googled it. This is what I found.

    Source 1- The term regulatory capitalism suggests that the operation maintenance and development of the global political economy increasingly depends on administrative rules outside the legislatures and the courts.


    Source 2- Regulated capitalism is basically an economic system where the means of production are privately owned and operated, but where *the government exercises a level of control over what a person can do with their property, how they can run a business, et al. This is done to accomplish various goals, including improving product quality, improving working conditions and limiting or reducing the harm done by potentially harmful products such as alcohol. Sometimes it is done with the purpose of improving the overall performance to the economy. Whether those goals are accomplished by regulation, worth the side-effects of it, or even desirable is subject to very heated debate.

    There is no such thing as unregulated capitalism today, but capitalist nations vary in the size and scope of regulations they use, from very highly regulated economies such as Argentina or France to economies with very low levels of regulation such as Denmark, Hong Kong or the Bahamas. Canada and the US fall somewhere in the middle, and the US is markedly less regulated than Canada.



    Source 3- A potential source of confusion here might be the difference between regulation and objective laws to establish and protect property rights, contract law, and to create basic rules of conduct on one hand, and regulations to tell businesses how to manage what they own.

    A law banning the sale of liquor in grocery stores is a regulation of capitalism, since it violates the grocery store's right of free commerce, giving the liquor stored a monopoly.

    I have three basic criteria for judging whether a market is free or not:

    1: Anyone may own any means of production they can acquire honestly, by buying it, making it, or taking previously unowned resources from nature.
    2: They may use such means of production to produce any goods or service they choose.
    3: They may sell those goods and services to anyone willing to buy on any terms and at any price both the buyer and seller are able to agree on.


    The government's role in a free market, and the purpose of any laws, should be to protect such freedoms, as well as the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Anything that goes above and beyond that is regulation.

    * This is the part that I find troublesome. I agree with the part in blue.
     
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