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What is a capitalist government?

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2015-10-21 15:00:11

Capitalism is an economic system, not a political system. Most

political systems today endorse some variant of capitalism or a

mixed economy. So, democracies and dictatorships of all stripes

(except completely Communist countries) are "capitalist

governments".

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2015-10-21 14:56:58

Generally speaking an economic system's name is not related to a

"type" of government. There are too many variables. What can be

asked or said is " what type of government allows for a capitalist

economy?"

The governments typically seen as endorsing capitalism in modern

day terms are those that foster a free market economy. However,

this type of economy is subject to laws and regulations that

oversee the businesses of the nation in question. This is a

violation of the primary principle of capitalism, which is that the

Invisible Hand regulates the economy, not a government. As a

result, true capitalism is found nowhere. So-called capitalism is

really a free market economy and such economies allow for

governmental regulation or in some cases ownership of a particular

means of production. Franklin D. Roosevelt supported this view. He,

leaned a bit to the left, and knew his politics and economics.

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2015-09-24 16:27:20

A capitalist government in modern day terms is one that fosters

a free market economy. However, this type of economy is subject to

laws and regulations that oversee the businesses of the nation in

question. There never was a pure capitalist system. This was a

statement from Franklin D. Roosevelt. He, leaned a bit to the left,

and knew his politics and economics.

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2015-09-24 15:39:32

Generally speaking an economic system's name is not related to a

"type" of government. There are too many variables. What can be

asked or said is " what type of government allows for a capitalist

economy?" And, most importantly, capitalism is found nowhere.

So-called capitalism is really a free market economy and such

economies allow for governmental regulation or in some cases

ownership of a particular means of production.


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