Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, 9 months ago

    You forgot the part about outsourcing slavery

  2. Mark

    Mark said, 9 months ago

    That strip pretty much sums up the planet.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Yep. Easiest way to criticize a system is to ignore history and assume abuses are inherent. You do realize that the rightwing looks at socialism through the same foolish partisan kaleidescope, Ted, right? And they make the same foolish, unwarranted statements about it, right?
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    Ignorant isn’t a political stance. Anybody can be ignorant, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum.

  4. chapkom

    chapkom said, 9 months ago

    What Ted just described is called corporatism. We haven’t had a capitalist economy in at least a century.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

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  6. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    There have been rich and poor people under all forms of economic systems. It is extremely naïve to hope wish for one particular system to produce ‘equality’.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    Capitalism favors monopolies in private hands.
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    Socialism demands monopolies in government hands.
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    Which is worse?

  8. kylegann

    kylegann said, 9 months ago

    Wow – that does sum it up. Replaces a whole economics 101 class.

  9. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Wow Genome, there is at least one intelligent person in attendance. Obviously unbridled capitalism or socialism becomes really evil. Our fine congressmen should be crafting a balance between the two that works. Perhaps they should spend more time in Washington actually working and less time running for office.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    Far more choice over the private hands than when the government runs things.
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    Corporations in private hands, however big, cannot force you to purchase a product or service. Corporations in government hands can (example: Obamacare. Buy a plan or get fined / taxed. Either way you pay).
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    That is the big difference. Socialism and Big Government have the power to coherce the public and people in any way they choose. Private corporations in private hands cannot do that.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    Capitalism was a progressive development in its time. Markets can be wonderful. But capitalism and markets bring on their own problems. The answer isn’t doing away with markets, but regulating them. Social problems need social solutions.

  12. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @TJDestry

    I have faults, but ignoring history? I’m obsessed with it. I’m also a student of human nature. I know that, if I were rich and powerful, I would do as much as I could to protect and expand my wealth and power.

  13. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Yes. It can be removed through revolution.

  14. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @skipcarlsen

    Well, for one thing, the USSR didn’t have socialism. So there’s that. As to why what they did have failed, there were numerous factors, including sabotage by the US and America’s forcing the Soviets into a nuclear arms race it could ill afford.

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Enoki

    Clearly, capitalism.

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