The old country

Capitalism revisits dark path

Posted: December 4, 2017 at 2:12 a.m.

I must admit that the old Soviet Union had at least one positive effect on the course of human events in the 20th century. Its aggressive expansion and promotion of world communism forced the dog-eat-dog, robber-baron capitalism of the century's early years to evolve into a more humane economic model that took into account the needs and rights of employees, consumers and the public at large.

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