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Democracy and the power to raise taxes.

Anything else?

by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 02:54:58 PM EST
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Let me rephrase, how do you prevent market capitalism from turning a democracy into a plutocracy?

Otherwise, I have to ask you to explain how our political systems fall short of democracy.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 03:12:26 PM EST
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Voters must understand their interest to vote for those who propose to tax the plutocrats wannabees and redistribute. They must be warry of proposed political systems with no democratic accountability (eg: current EU and proposed TCE).

If they don't I see no way to avoid the transformation to  a plutocracy.

by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 03:53:54 PM EST
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