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Churchill's famous analysis of Democracy

The great Sir Winston Churchill said of Democracy: (paraphrase): "It's the worst system imaginable . . . except for all the others." I agree, and would also say the same for capitalism / free enterprise. Your thoughts?


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    Mar 20 2013: A few more from Winston:

    There is no such thing as a good tax.

    Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

    We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

    Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.

    If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

    The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    And some how you conclude Churchill was speaking against capitalism and free enterprise. That there is a strong case of non sequitur...

    Whoops I misread what you were stating, my bad. We are on the same page.

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