whats more important to america capitalism or democracy?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Democracy is more important

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  • 1 month ago

    private property and free enterprise were the historical precursors to the freedoms we Americans enjoy. Thus, I'll go with capitalism. PS: America is a republic, not a democracy.

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  • 1 month ago

    Both are equally important.

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  • RockIt
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    1 month ago

    Capitalism. Ask anyone who works for a living. We al know when we elect someone we are picking the lessor of two evils and we also know that most elected officials are not looking out for us. What we really want are political clowns to keep our economy strong and keep us out of wars.

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  • Of the 2 concepts, capitalism is the most important. All wealth, in every nation on this earth, came from buying and selling things. All jobs come from the profits of those sales. This is not a bad thing at all. Pure capitalist transactions benefit both the buyer and seller. It's only when governments institute coercion into capitalistic transactions, that problems occur.

    What's important for both is limiting the size, power and scope of government. The first thing any corrupt capitalist does, is buy politicians. Government is the real culprit here. BTW: a pure democracy is an awful form of government. That's why America is a republic, and not a democracy.

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  • 1 month ago

    Seems to me if you have Democracy you will have capitalism. Don't see how you can have capitalism under Communism or Socialism.

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  • 1 month ago

    democracy........which allows capitalists to BUY politicians. ---which in turn allows them to exist and get richer. 

    But ya can't do that, without democracy. 

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  • david
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    1 month ago

    Capitalists have bought enough politicians so that they are really in charge.  Democracy comes in a distant second.

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  • 1 month ago

    By America , do you mean Trump and his supporters , or the electorate at large ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Capitalism is, in a way, a form of democracy. People vote every day with their wallets, and the winners are the ones who get the most votes (make the most money). Consumers vote for what they want on the market and what they don't. That's capitalism. 

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    • 晟翔1 month agoReport

      Those at the top can then receive more money, while those at the bottom get more opportunities to spend money on their products. It's a relationship with mutual benefits for suppliers and consumers. That's economic theory in a nutshell. 

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