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View Poll Results: Is America now a banana republic?
Yes - We exhibit all of the key factors. Socialization of debt and privitization of profit. 2 40.00%
No - The key factors do not exhist in every case. 0 0%
Maybe - Aspects of the ocial and political structure could represent banana republics. 0 0%
I have no idea.. nor do I care. 3 60.00%
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Are we a Banana Republic? - April 20, 2010, 11:43 AM

Wikipedia does it again - Definition:
A collusion between the overweening state and certain favored monopolistic concerns, whereby the profits can be privatized and the debts socialized.


Devalued paper currency in the international community.


Kleptocracy -- those in positions of influence use their time in office to maximize their own gains, always ensuring that any shortfall is made up by those unfortunates whose daily life involves earning money rather than making it.


There must be no principle of accountability within the government so that the political corruption by which the banana republic operates is left unchecked. The members of the national legislature will be (a) largely for sale and (b) consulted only for ceremonial and rubber-stamp purposes some time after all the truly important decisions have already been made elsewhere.
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I think of us more as a super walmart combined with a GAP myself...but to each his own.
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April 20, 2010, 11:50 AM

A collusion between the overweening state and certain favored monopolistic concerns, whereby the profits can be privatized and the debts socialized.

Banks, Automakers, Financial Consortiums


Devalued paper currency in the international community.

Obviously, some even say it was a primary cause for the Iraq invasion as the threat of oil priced by Euro would devalue the dollar.

Kleptocracy -- those in positions of influence use their time in office to maximize their own gains, always ensuring that any shortfall is made up by those unfortunates whose daily life involves earning money rather than making it.

Please see lobby groups comprised of ex-congressmen.



There must be no principle of accountability within the government so that the political corruption by which the banana republic operates is left unchecked. The members of the national legislature will be (a) largely for sale and (b) consulted only for ceremonial and rubber-stamp purposes some time after all the truly important decisions have already been made elsewhere.

Lobby groups providing funding for re-election.


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April 20, 2010, 02:27 PM

ben you make my head hurt... you know the answer... why must it be a poll?


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