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How You Can Find Socialism in a Capitalist World

Before and after my "Capitalism vs. Socialism" Debate with Elizabeth Bruenig, we had quite a while to chat.  While I was nonplussed by her case for socialism, she was quite gracious in person.  There are probably plenty of socialists like her: Nice people who find capitalism disgusting.  Which gets me thinking: If capitalism made my flesh crawl and I knew socialism wasn't coming anytime soon, how would I cope?  What is the best way for a can-do socialist to find...
EconLog By Bryan Caplan
Pro-Market AND Pro-Business
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Both economists and libertarians often emphatically state, "I'm not pro-business.  I'm pro-market."  What does this slogan really mean? Sometimes, they're just saying, "I oppose mandatory cartels, bailouts, subsidies, protectionism, licensing, and other government intervention on behalf of politically-favored firms."  This is a perfectly sensible position. ...

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