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Re: "Is Nader right?"

  On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, Pieter Nagel wrote:
  > On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, John N. Bryan wrote:
  > > So far as "enforced anti-capitalist measures" are concerned, yes,
  > > they are in effect anti-capitalist.
  > 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.
  > Its not a matter of finding the One True Label and going all out for
  > it, to be capitalistc in all possible respects to all possible
  > degrees. The art is to mix all of them to the right degree.
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  Generally speaking... ;-)