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If Capitalism undermines democracy, what is the alternative?

#1RufusNKenRSTierPosted 3/18/2013 5:19:10 PM
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/uoia-cad031413.php

The implied answer that I've gotten is a dictatorship, which apparently won't undermine democracy at all (and has not in the past).

That answer seems a bit... flaky... to me.
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#2IamvegitoPosted 3/18/2013 5:22:22 PM
No, unfettered, greedy capitalism undermines democracy. Here's a system that is capitalistic and not full of douchebags plutocrats:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_democracy
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#3JimayoPosted 3/18/2013 5:45:22 PM
A constitution that prevents private donors(all candidates receive equal shares of public money) and stiff punishment for politicians who take bribes.
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#4flacodiabloPosted 3/18/2013 9:14:44 PM
Democracy sans lobbists would be a good start.
#5Sativa_RosePosted 3/18/2013 9:27:35 PM
Capitalism does not undermine democracy at all.


Crony capitalism does, which is what happens when the electorate falls asleep and lets politicians go corrupt.
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#6JohnnyTHM1212Posted 3/18/2013 9:34:36 PM
Iamvegito posted...
No, unfettered, greedy capitalism undermines democracy.

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#7GreenTreeClubPosted 3/18/2013 9:36:15 PM
I think democracy undermines capitalism.
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#8SpadermonPosted 3/18/2013 9:40:35 PM
Workers controlling the means of production. You'll notice I didn't say government or "the people."

But a democratic private sector is still technically socialism, so I guess it's "evil" or something.
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#9MusourenkaPosted 3/18/2013 11:30:24 PM
Socialism is the alternative.
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#10Saber_TigerPosted 3/19/2013 12:05:12 AM
Workers controlling the means of production

How would that work? And wouldn't it still involve a large amount of capitalism?
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