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Re: "Is Nader right?"

  One question for the those who question the efficacy of antitrust
  laws.  Can you name a single developed capitalist society with a high
  per captia GDP which does not have and use antitrust laws?
  Pieter Nagel wrote:
  > I'm not that hot on political science, but labels such as
  > "capitalism", "communism", "anarchism" etc. are not so much
  > names for particular political systems, as attributes by which an
  > actual real-world system can be defined.
  > If the most striking attribute of a system is its predominant
  > capitalistic nature, it is called "capitalistic". But most countries,
  > even USA, have socialistic attributes as well - otherwise you would
  > not pay tax; and welfare, policing, roads etc. would be services you
  > pay for out of your own pocket from various competing "government
  > providers". The way in which those powers are alloted show strong
  > "democratic" tendencies, etc.
  James Packard Love
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