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October 02, 2018


Luis Enrique

did you see this one? http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550618800494


All those behavioural traits could equally explain why people keep suggesting that socialism can work when all the available evidence shows it can't.............


@ Luis - I hadn't - thanks.
@ Jim - you have a point. I have quite often complained about the public's antipathy to free markets: http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2015/09/paradoxes-of-control.html

Tony of CA

There a no free markets. End of story. Markets are social constructs govern by predefined rules. Under modern capitalism, the rules are somewhat rigid.


Something being a social construct doesn't make it "false" or "fake".

Do they, though? How would "anchoring" contribute to a support of socialism?


"How would "anchoring" contribute to a support of socialism?"

Easy - the more State control there is over you, the more you're conditioned for even more of it, and the removal of freedom.

For example, a Welfare system creates dependency on the State for income, people would then tend to expect the State to provide all their other needs as well - housing, healthcare, education etc etc. Or some combination of any of those. The more you depend on the State the more you want them to do for you.

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