I haven't read the entire article yet, but is it trying to say that democracies "plan" their economies the same way socialist countries do? That there's no difference? And that therefore conservatives should not criticize socialism for its central planning?
A major difference between democracy and socialism is the free market principle which allows buyers and sellers to agree on price without government interference. If I want to work for less money than Joey, and you think I can do just as good a job, the government shouldn't stop me (or you) from letting me work for you.
- Not quite sure what you're getting at, but I think you're confusing socialism with communism. Democracy in socialism are not mutually exclusive, for one. For two, a socialist economy is a mixed economy, not a centrally planned economy. HDCase 12:53, 25 November 2008 (EST)
- Sorry everyone, I didn't see the talk edits when I moved the article. Should the talk page get moved too? LiamG 12:56, 25 November 2008 (EST)