” If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes. “


” It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term. “


” Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there’s no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy. “


” So I think one can say on empirical grounds – not because of some philosophical principle – that you can’t have democracy unless you have a market economy. “



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If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes.
It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.


Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there
So I think one can say on empirical grounds - not because of some philosophical principle - that you can
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