With the crisis created on Wall Street and the bailouts, did the US avoid another Great Depression?
How long can you borrow to pay is the real question. All that has happened is a whole lot of money has been borrowed and printed. Somebody at some point in time is going to want to get their money out of the loans.
So how long can the United States continue to borrow and spend before it all comes crashing down?
These charts appear to show that the economy is recovering, if unevenly.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-k … lecti.html
When I was a school girl(was I?) long time ago in a communist country, we were taught that capitalistic economy goes up and down all the time, that it is very unstable and doomed eventually. Now, USSR is nothing but a smoke and I completely lost my point, sorry.
Capitalist or free enterprise economies do experience economic fluctuations from time to time, but history has shown that they are far from doomed. Most of the world including Russia and China are moving toward market economies. Hardly anybody has been advocating socialism recently.
Buisness cycles have both ups and downs. If you have a down turn and throw in stupid and greedy in the mix its gonna make it worse. We'll be fine eventually I don't think we need government to own buisnesses we need them to set parameters and not get sucked in to the hype, like deregulating our banking system. That was a dumb move!
We agree on that. Banks shouldn't be allowed to speculate with insured deposits. Repealing Glass-Steagall was a mistake.
Current capitalism has a whole pile of problems. If the paranoid elements on the right could drop the long dead bogyman of socialism it might be possible to deal with serious issues instead of the nonsense that tea baggers are foaming at the mouth over.
Not all of socialism is bad though in a "pure" form the system is not viable. I think everybody understand that part now. But if capitalism is doomed too, what's next? Butterfly or a plain worm? Big bear (Russia) tries very hard to develop capitalism, but it's hurting big time! Just talk to ordinary people, they are the ones who suffer most .
Not all of socialism is bad says Home Girl.
It is ideology that is the enemy. When you need to move forward (and we move whether we want to or not, so forward is a good choice) it doesn't matter if the idea comes from left, right or liberal. If it helps, use it.
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