knittingknots (knittingknots) wrote,

Quote I found interesting...

We live in a mixed economy. We aim to have enough free market to control the state, and provide the things we want. But we also need enough socialism to ensure we do not live like savages, the weakest amongst us starving to death on... the street while a rich woman buys a Gucci handbag. Socialism without capitalism turns to tyranny. Capitalism without socialism turns to barbarism

--Ian Dunt

As a social/economic history buff, in a lot of ways I see the history of human societies as a tug of war between the cooperative impulse and the individualistic impulse, between sharing and competing.  Societies that don't have a balance that works for the times they are in  end up with real problems....
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