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But that line is at the top of the circle! That must mean something! Something very very bad!

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this might be more of an apt description of what is going on

I agree - that is the point I am trying to make. We are not following the more-Marxist strategy of nationalizing companies. We are following the more-Mussolini-ist strategy of "working with" companies. The Government is still involved in unprecedented levels of economic intervention. Your chart, by focusing only one form of intervention (i.e. nationalization), actually obscures the true level of intervention.

Your chart clearly shows we're not pursuing mass nationalization. Fine, let's all agree on that. But, it says nothing about whether or not the US Government has become more interventionist. Our intervention has not been Marxist, that doesn't mean the intervention is any less scary.

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Agreed pstall.

It's not socialism, but I still don't think that it's the way to run this country. It certainly isn't what this country was founded on.

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Agreed pstall.

It's not socialism, but I still don't think that it's the way to run this country. It certainly isn't what this country was founded on.

You mean anarchy?

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What?

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Edited.

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This country was born from a Revolution, but I am not sure that I would use the term anarchy to describe what the founding fathers had in their mind when they started trying to figure out exactly why they were starting another country.

I think they were trying to escape government intervention into their lives......or something like that.

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By definition it was Anarchy/Rebellion.

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Agreed pstall.

It's not socialism, but I still don't think that it's the way to run this country. It certainly isn't what this country was founded on.

Torture? Rendition? Apathy?

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this might be more of an apt description of what is going on

Well isn't this to be expected when major companies/industries fall and go crawling to the government for a bailout? It's not like the government did this on their own accord.

I agree that it's definitely interventionist. The point is to show that the government isn't gobbling up private industry like some would like us to believe...

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Government has been "intervening" with business forever. Anti-trust? Laws protecting the right to strike (or not to?) Equal rights? Taxes? Tarriffs?

All of these have had a financial impact on companies.

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