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communism

a political and economic doctrine that advocates that the state should own all property and organize all the functions of PRODUCTION and EXCHANGE, including LABOUR. Karl MARX succinctly stated his idea of communism as ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’. Communism involves a CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY where strategic decisions concerning production and distribution are taken by government as opposed to being determined by the PRICE SYSTEM, as in a market-based PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY. China still organizes its economy along communist lines, but in recent years Russia and other former Soviet Union countries and various East European countries have moved away from communism to more market-based economies.
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You cannot blame the commies for returning to the successful formula of backing a millionaire businessman as Vass had turned out to be good president and the party leadership knows that after the Tof fiasco, it would take a few decades, if not centuries, before people voted for an Akelite to run the economy again.
It was a picnic site, where ruling party Commies would rest in the shade of corruption.
Copland, the author of some of the most recognizable and inspiring American music of the 20th century, wasas one blogger crowed with delighta "gay Commie Jewish composer.
We survived and prospered, but when I read vile people such as Christopher Hitchens and those of his ilk praising the commies as freedom fighters, I think back to Christmas 1944 and thank the Lord they're getting their comeuppance.
Last year with the Commies (Commonwealth Games) it was such a long season but it's completely different this season.
Everyone has had such a good break this time, last year after the Commies we had a week off and then got back in for the worlds.
I'm not intending to give in to the commies," exclaimed the PM, apparently referring to making compromise with the largest opposition party, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, formerly the Bulgarian Communist Party.
I didn't know what commies were, but I was reasonably sure that if they showed up at my house my mother would make them take a bath.
The popular medium reflected the changes in the political economy during the first 15 years as the US developed the national security apparatus to contain the Godless Commies, he finds, then followed the country at large into the cultural change of the 1960s.
It's notable that recent attempts to tighten media control (through harsh laws allowing media outlets found guilty of libel to be closed down entirely) are backed not by old Commies but by parliament's youngest member, 23-year-old Robed Schlegel, a former activist of the Kremlin-backed youth movement Nashi that gained notoriety for street protests and political pranks against Putin critics.
Let's hope the commies loosen up and let Lou make another film soon.
I am just beginning to breathe easily when I overhear a certain litany--'niggers, commies, queers'--delivered with the sotto voce aplomb of a salesman.