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Submitted by Dubious blogg (United Kingdom), Oct 4, 2012 07:07

Interesting and fairly balanced article, however I must confess I personally am more swayed by the feel of the two candidates - Romney's off-record comments seem to indicate a person fairly unaware and dismissive of the have-nots, comfortable with his rich friends, whereas Obama at least professes to consider the benefit to populace as a whole rather than have the near-loathing of the poor that Romney seems to harbour.

Even Romney doesn't see unregulated free-market as a tolerable goal, as the Platonic ideal of a fully free market, in an identical manner as the Platonic ideal of a fully socialist government, is an oversimplified ideal that becomes tyrannical if allowed free rein and is too narrow to deal with the varied activites of a large and complicated society. Domination by a large central government, or the democratic process being subverted by large corporation lobbying organisations, are both forces to be reckoned with.

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What a load of neo-con trash. This article is pathetic. [10 words]Thinking AmericansOct 9, 2012 19:03
Bizarre, indeed [96 words]MarkOct 9, 2012 18:45
Plato, not [103 words]John GillisOct 4, 2012 17:38
Romney was right [106 words]richard40Oct 4, 2012 15:47
Don't sell Romney short [168 words]DavidOct 4, 2012 11:20
⇒ Yes but... [152 words]Dubious bloggOct 4, 2012 07:07
still welfare promo [36 words]egoistOct 4, 2012 06:29
Oh dont ruin it Ira! [13 words]Tingles MatthewsOct 4, 2012 01:19
Leggo my Plato [40 words]Ron ColemanOct 4, 2012 00:43
Premise Checks [24 words]Billy BeckOct 4, 2012 00:32
The insidious power of repetition [117 words]dennymackOct 4, 2012 00:19
Maybe? [10 words]LLOct 4, 2012 00:15
Your first sentance captures the substance of the political discussion today. [39 words]LyleOct 3, 2012 23:48
@Lyle - choice [95 words]Dubious BloggOct 4, 2012 09:17

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