15 thoughts on “Hard Right

  1. Clampers Outside!

    Considering where Croatia has come from in the past couple of decades, i don’t blame them one bit !

    Anyway, there’s no such thing as pure capitalism, just like there’s no sky fairy.

      1. The Old Boy

        It’s to do with impurities in raw capitalism ore as it is mined. They can only refine it to about .990 purity, though higher grades are available in limited quantities for research purposes.

      2. Rob_G

        A functioning state could be regarded as an element of ‘socialism’. So, except for the exception of maybe Somalia, all economies are mixed economies (capitalism/socialism).

      3. Clampers Outside!

        Simplest way to view it is that once you put in place subsidies or tarriffs pure capitalism no longer exists.

        As an example, if all the big corporations lost all the subsidies they get for paying crap wages, that is, workers wages subsidised through ‘social benefits’, and those corporations were asked to pay wages or feck off you’d be a step closer to real capitalism. We’re a million miles from that position.

      4. benny

        The idea of a “free market” doesn’t really exist without property rights. These are defined in law. If I can just take stuff from you, then there won’t be a market for it. As such, there is need of a government (or some kind of system of assertion of ownership) in order for markets to exist.

        People who campaign for free markets, or limited government legislation are just looking for a set of laws that suit themselves.

  2. Mr. T.

    Croatians are very nationalistic. Their flag is on everything over there. Beautiful country, shame about some of the people. Former Yugoslavia states are stuck in a time warp.

  3. Friscondo

    A lot of Croats are very proud of their Nazi links during WW2. Was in Mostar in Western Herzegovina, Bosnia, which was Croat dominated in the countryside. The local Croats reminded me of our Loyalist friends in the north. That same ugly right wing aggressive bigotry. They are of course Catholic. These disputes are not about religion, they’re about land.

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