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"Socialism" vs. "capitalism" is a false dichotomy

"Socialism" vs. "capitalism" is a false dichotomy

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  • This story gives a good over view of current political thought and which political party holds the political sway of our times.

    My greatest issue with the current democratic ideologies is a total disregard for the American mindset that anyone can make a living in this country. Instead the mindset is

    This story gives a good over view of current political thought and which political party holds the political sway of our times.

    My greatest issue with the current democratic ideologies is a total disregard for the American mindset that anyone can make a living in this country. Instead the mindset is Americans are risk adverse and need to be taken care of. I disagree.

    By allowing others dictate what I can do, what I can make and how I live is not acceptable to me. Sure, I can go to a job, work my eight hours for a wage that allows me to barely pay my bills. Or I can find a new opportunity to help my fellow Americans to meet their needs, whether to money or help those in need, but it allows for growth. I don’t know if I’ll succeed or fail, but I believe that by giving to others, one person at a time, we become stronger as a community.

    Whichever political party allows me to support this mindset will have my vote.

  • As is stated in the article. This is more about the “Status Quo” than anything. The wealthy will not be willing to give up their socioeconomic station and unless government takes total control of the economy we will continue to effort an economic hybrid where the rich can stay rich and we try to feed

    As is stated in the article. This is more about the “Status Quo” than anything. The wealthy will not be willing to give up their socioeconomic station and unless government takes total control of the economy we will continue to effort an economic hybrid where the rich can stay rich and we try to feed, clothe, house and provide medical treatment for the disadvantaged. The only way this happens is if we create the right dynamic where the rick allow them selves to be taxed heavily and still maintain the proper distance between them and the rest. It’s gap management. Keeping them far enough ahead is the rest so they feel safe and powerful.

  • This is a great article and really makes clear that support for the socialism they are suggesting isn’t really socialism. What they are suggesting is capitalism with a stronger welfare state. That distinction is lost because socialism is more eye catching and enjoyable to say.