You sound like it when you make silly comments about putting profit over lives being a function of capitalism.
You seem to be operating under the unfortunate assumption that the theoretical capitalism you learned in economics class is what operates in the real world.
No, profits over lives isn't an implicit function of theoretical capitalism.
But it is a frequent occurrence in our real world capitalism.
But I'll happily cut the connective tissue between you and socialism if I've insulted you. Happily.
You should if for no other reason than it's an incorrect assumption.
You'll have to explain it to me...I haven't seen it. Certainly not in the current crop of Democratic Socialists who've reared their ugly heads here in the US.
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You seem to have a need to bin things.
The "current crop of Democratic socialists" is irrelevant.
Within the context of the tangent conversation Boaz and I were having, the room exists in the space where government regulation has a role in restraining industries from running roughshod over the citizenry. For instance, there is absolutely a valid place for an agency such as the EPA and regulations to prevent a corporation from maximizing profit at the expense of our environment and people's health.
At least I assume that that's a agreed upon position. I expect disagreement on the details but not the overall premise.