HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » For the overly wealthy, i... » Reply #44

Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #43)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:10 AM

44. Feudalism had some big and powerful countries using it too, still has

But true unadulterated feudalism has largely disappeared. We haven't heard of people not being allowed to leave the farms or villages or occupations they were born into without the permission of the Lord. Lack of liberty for the serfs was a common feature of feudalism. The few kings and queens remaining are all using some form of capitalism in their economies. In fact they prefer it. It relieves them of responsibility to the serfs...not that kings or Lords were all that responsible to the poorest class of people. Religion kind of gave the powerful an out on responsibility as it does with the uber rich today.

This is what the oligarchs and kleptocrats are really afraid of. People wanting to do away with the economic system that makes them so rich and powerful. They are wedded to capitalism like a king to feudalism.

But you got to start somewhere and smaller countries are more socially flexible. So it's quite likely it starts with the little ones, or along the fringes, then it moves into the bigger, older, more calcified countries and regions. I suspect if the economic system of the US changes, I wont be alive to see it.

Sorry, I got off on a tangent. I think I will drop in on the economic forum.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 44 replies Author Time Post
byronius Nov 2017 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2017 #1
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2017 #2
handmade34 Nov 2017 #3
Dreamer Tatum Nov 2017 #4
Irish_Dem Nov 2017 #5
world wide wally Nov 2017 #6
Name removed Nov 2017 #10
moondust Nov 2017 #7
Name removed Nov 2017 #11
Calculating Nov 2017 #8
Name removed Nov 2017 #9
Atman Nov 2017 #12
gratuitous Nov 2017 #13
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2017 #14
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #16
Atman Nov 2017 #19
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #31
DonCoquixote Nov 2017 #28
smirkymonkey Nov 2017 #15
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #17
Steven Maurer Nov 2017 #18
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #20
BigmanPigman Nov 2017 #21
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2017 #22
Poiuyt Nov 2017 #26
trixie2 Nov 2017 #23
dalton99a Nov 2017 #24
burrowowl Nov 2017 #36
Farmer-Rick Nov 2017 #25
ClarendonDem Nov 2017 #29
Farmer-Rick Nov 2017 #39
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #34
Farmer-Rick Nov 2017 #40
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #43
LineLineLineLineLineNew Reply Feudalism had some big and powerful countries using it too, still has
Farmer-Rick Dec 2017 #44
ffr Nov 2017 #27
ClarendonDem Nov 2017 #30
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #33
logosoco Nov 2017 #32
pansypoo53219 Nov 2017 #35
Hamlette Nov 2017 #37
byronius Nov 2017 #38
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #41
Name removed Nov 2017 #42
Please login to view edit histories.