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Reply to "College "Education" Is BS"

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Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
In class, a lot of what we are taught is that Capitalism = "free market", individual decision making and Consumer Sovereignty. Then they teach that Socialism = collective decision making, "centralized planning" and state control of market. When I brought up the fact that many forms of Capitalism (including what we have) is acutally more like State Capitalism, and that not all forms of Socialism are statist (I myself am a Socialist and an anti-Statist),


That's actually correct for the most part. We have state capitalism thanks to the regulations that are implemented by politicians under the guise of "protecting [u]name your cause[/u]". People see the problems caused by our state capitlism, and blame the free market, when it is by definition not a free market.

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We never discuss how Globalism screws over Asian, African and Latin American countries, we don't discuss ho the so-called "free market" in Globalism is really CONTROLLED by Western nations.

You mean the US and EU bullying other countries with trade barriers and farm subsidies? You're pretty much correct again. All the "free trade" agreements aren't really free trade. Just look at the hundreds of pages of regulations/exceptions that they consist of.

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Has anyone else had this experience with college? sck

No, actually I was taught by people with a variety of different views. The "education" part of it is still BS. Agreed.
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