It’s all very simple. Pure capitalism is no better than pure socialism. Each in its own way will strangle freedom and inovation. Capitalism will do this by always working toward monopolies and socialism via suffocating conformity. The healthiest and most prosperous societies for all concerned are those being a careful balance of capitalism and socialism.

Of course for the banana republic, super rich, pure capitalism is ideal.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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