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How does democracy accomplish this?

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on July 26, 1999 at 17:15:49:

In Reply to: *sigh* posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 23, 1999 at 18:27:26:

: : Don: If you want to post something specific, I'll do my best to answer it. I'm not going to waste my time trying to answer every stupid point they try to make.

: SDF: I don't see a reason to answer every stupid point you make, either. Glad we agree on that one.

Don: Like I said, if you have a specific point to make, I'll try to answer it. I'm not going to try to answer every point of some huge, rambling webpage. I simply don't have the time.

Don: So far, no one has givin a good reason why people would work under socialism. I have also yet to see how the proposed socialist system would meet demand.

: : Don: Could you please explain to me how your socialist system will determine what to produce, and how much? Capitalism, with supply and demand provides a wonderful feedback system. Socialism seems to have no feedback system, as far as I can see. How will this work?

: SDF: How about democracy, RD has discussed it in great detail, but if you weren't paying attention then, why would you pay attention now?

Don: How does democracy accomplish this? I have been trying to get a good reason why anyone would work under socialism from RD, but so far haven't heard any that I'll buy. We haven't discussed how socialism will determine demand yet, or at least RD hasn't responded to my questions on this issue as far as I know (I believe these were some of the last questions I poised, so I hope to discuss this topic soon).

Don: So as it stands now, I have no idea how socialism determines demand. Will we all send in a report will all of our needs for the year? Does everyone vote on how much of each item needs to be produced?

Don: By for now, be back next Monday . . .

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