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Frenchy, you stepped something again...

Posted by: Stoller on December 20, 1999 at 18:35:45:

In Reply to: Industry+Glue+Government=Fascism posted by Frenchy on December 20, 1999 at 13:49:10:

: Fascism is the combination of industry in service of the State, the opposite of free enterprise; Isn't this done for Socialist purposes? Making the trains run on time and such?

Actually, Italian industry was VERY nationalized prior to the fascist takeover.

Mussolini, for his part, allowed the PRIVATIZATION of almost all industry that was nationalized.

As a matter of record, the ONLY thing Mussolini LEFT in state hands was the rail system---which was so expensive to maintain, the capitalists let the tax-payers maintain it.

See Carl T. Schmidt's The Corporatist State in Action, Oxford University Press1944, for more details.

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