Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal - Study Guide The Wreckage of the Consensus Summary & Analysis

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Rand begins the chapter by discussing of how compromise is the basis for a mixed economy. The various pressure groups result in a gang mentality as they jockey for position and control in the economy. The result is basically gang-warfare. The cold war was a form of gang-warfare. Rand views the term cold war to be a Hegelian term, a concept viewed in terms of itself and its negation or opposite. War is not exactly the same thing as a cold war. Warring nations often engage in smear campaigns about atrocities. Countries do not engage in wars if they know they cannot fight the wars. A non-war occurs when the United States cannot gain from it. A dictatorship is the cause of many wars.

An examination of the situation in Viet Nam reveals that Rand thinks the...

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