OT: another socio-economics article

And the Leftists were placed against walls all over Paris..and shot.
Some were hung. Some were bayonetted. A few were beaten to death.
And a good time was had, by all not Leftwing.
"The socialist movement takes great pains to circulate frequently new labels for its ideally constructed state. Each worn-out label is replaced by another which raises hopes of an ultimate solution of the insoluble basic problem of Socialism, until it becomes obvious that nothing has been changed but the name. The most recent slogan is "State Capitalism."[Fascism] It is not commonly realized that this covers nothing more than what used to be called Planned Economy and State Socialism, and that State Capitalism, Planned Economy, and State Socialism diverge only in non-essentials from the "classic" ideal of egalitarian Socialism. - Ludwig von Mises (1922)
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Gunner Asch
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If you have been following/posting to the current economic
threads in rcm, here is a short Scientific American article
that should be of interest.
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Some things to think about...
Reply to
F. George McDuffee
As someone once said "let them eat cake" and we all know how that ended.
Do a google search of "morbidly wealthy".
Best Regards Tom.
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"PrecisionmachinisT" wrote in message news:g4idnelIdvRtk6LPnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@scnresearch.com...
"The People" rose up, chased away or killed the rich, acclaimed a charismatic tyrant as their new leader, and followed him to Moscow where they starved and froze to death. Jean Valjean didn't appreciate how lucky he was to survive in jail.
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
If you learned only English-language history you may NOT know how it ended.
Wellington's victory was important, but the French Revolution ended when the Czar and Kaiser captured Paris. The aristos regained their power and harshly suppressed socialism for many decades.
It's next brief appearance ended very badly:
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See "The Bloody Week"
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Jim Wilkins

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