[ExI] Getting People who Speak Heresies to Shut Up

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Apr 10 20:57:48 UTC 2009

At 08:12 PM 4/10/2009 +0000, BillK wrote:

>The stats I saw last week said that US unemployment was still getting
>worse and now 10% of Americans are getting food stamps.
>The millionaire leaders have been claiming to see green shoots of
>recovery in an attempt to keep the lid on things.  I shall be
>surprised if Americans don't start to lash out in anger as the economy
>continues to worsen this year.

To my astonishment (but one can never trust phone polls--who answers 
these things? and the parameters are undefined), I read:

53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism
Rasmussen Reports

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% 
disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are 
not sure which is better.

Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer 
capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings 
are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% 
for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor 
capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.

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