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For factual reference.
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Be forewarned. If you click on the link the gubmint takes control of your computer, and before you know it you lose your incentive to work because you can't get rich.


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The US will never be socialist. It will never even be majority socialist in our economic policy (not even close, actually). Hopefully, we'll never be completely capitalist either. It takes a mix of both. Right now, we're far more capitalist than socialist and we need to even the scales a little.
 
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Out of curiosity, which privatized radio stations in this country would you rank as better than NPR?
Cinsidering that I only listen to NPR wwl and 690am on a regular basis, I don't know that I'm qualified to answer that question.
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I'll add class consciousness is as crucial as understanding "bourgeiouse" and "proletariat", which is something I've felt been overplayed or left open to interpretation if anyone's knows the ending of the Communist Manifesto, Marx didn't give many details on that post-capitalist, classless society, and hindsight he didn't seem sure what it was, Manifesto isn't on par with Das Kapital in terms of social commentary, he gives damning critiques of laissez-faire capitalism, but they come off sounding like generalizations. History can't be explained in of itself by production means and transfers of wealth, just as class consciousness should be viewed as a 19th century construct, it didn't exist in ancient Greece/Rome, Middle Ages, or even the Protestant Reformation, I'd recommend reading Engels Critique of the German Peasants War of 1524, some historians have argued that the demands of German peasants rising up against their princes, elector of Saxony, ie, seemed proto-socialist in their demands of better treatment and economic mobility, Engels argues it isn't. Neither were the Jacobins or san-culottes enrages who wanted to place limits on property sizes, demand concessions be allowed to working-class French in terms of affordable prices on food, farms, allowing popular representation within the Revoluition itself, not just bourgouse Jacobins, Girondins.
 

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:angrybrownpostedannprpieceaboutsocialism:
Just to be clear, my post was sarcastic, but not a reflection of my opinion of the thread. The NPR link is informative, as was his other one on Libertarians.

And I think our culture, economy, and govt should have a healthy dose of socialism in the mix.
 

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Cinsidering that I only listen to NPR wwl and 690am on a regular basis, I don't know that I'm qualified to answer that question.
Why do you axe?
An assumption I hear a lot is that as a general rule, public entities inherently provide lower quality service than private entities. I was wondering how NPR fits within this generalization.
 

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Jeans, as long as it doesn't out to be autocratic. Telling me I should be happy to make a certain amount of income because its eschews greed and I'm greedy to want make more money. I'm Selfish too, they'd say Because truth be told, if you go to France, lesser extent UK, Germany, labor unions have a disproportionate amount of control over income levels, most companies find it difficult to make profits, so many have to be placated, its frustrating for business owners. Its often said joke that labor leaders wouldn't make good Wall Street investors because everyone would have their hands on the money. Silly? Yes. But I don't want the government to tell me its in my own best interests to earn only X amount of money as if serves greater utilitarian benefits. That sort of pretensious attitude reaks of pathetic self-righteousness it offends me that intelligent people equate it with moral principles.
 
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An assumption I hear a lot is that as a general rule, public entities inherently provide lower quality service than private entities. I was wondering how NPR fits within this generalization.
I listen to it almost daily and like it a lot. I find the news very good and the stories are interesting.
Do you want me to go after these people that are throwing these assumptions at you and I can set them straight? I'll take them out back and do my best to make them understand.

I do believe it to be a socialist concept though. Not sure how a pubilically funded radio station is not considered socialist. I don't see the Gov. telling me I can't listen to other stations though, so I'm not too bothered.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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