A Capitalist Veneer?

I am sure many, after happening upon my blog here, have not read my previous posts. Lately, I have been very outspoken about what is going on in our country and have posted about my thoughts and feelings. More than not, I have had an opposing opinion about our politician’s and leader’s thoughts and actions. I feel they were and still are trampling on our Constitution and not doing what is best for this country. I think our rights and liberties are being ignored, and our economic system is changing from what we know it to be. However, I opted to keep my opinions to myself until recently.

I am disappointed about the direction this country is headed (sometimes I think fascism). Here are some excerpts taken from an article by Sheldon Richman on Fascism at the Library of Economics and Liberty-

As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer.

To maintain high employment and minimize popular discontent, a fascist governments undertakes massive public-works projects financed by steep taxes, borrowing, and fiat money creation. While many of these projects were domestic—roads, buildings, stadiums—the largest project of all was militarism, with huge armies and arms production.

A less complicated read than Sheldon Richman’s article on Fascism, can be read at Wikepedia. There are too many similarities on that economic system and our system for our system to continue to call itself Capitalism (Individualist of economic).


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