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OT: Socialism (WAS: Re: Saving endangered langs (was Re: Extrapolating languages)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, December 22, 2003, 9:59
Quoting Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>:

> Is socialism any better at it? No, except that > such governments steal more money and therefore > have more to spend on those projects if they deem > them necessary.
I hope I don't start a political flamefest here, but Socialist governments having _more_ money? I'd say the evidence points pretty squarely to socialistically run countries tend to be poorer than Capitalistic and Mixed- Economy ones. (Then I've got problems with the whole concept of governments _stealing_ money - without them, there wouldn't _be_ money - but that's another kettle of inflammable fish. I shall apparently never understand how people can believe that Capitalism can function without a state with strong repressive powers, but let's not debate that here ...) Andreas


Joe <joe@...>