Yes. and wanting to be socialist is like walking into quicksand after watching all your friends perish in it. Socialism is doomed to failure and destroys the entrepreneurial spirit. It is the pinnacle of mediocrity.
That is so not true. I am a socialist myself and I see nothing wrong in making the richer pay a little extra so that those in need can be helped. That's what socialism is about.
Socialism is also having all natural resources under control of the government. And, that sounds like a good idea until one reflects on anything the government has attempted to run. Then one becomes aware that without subsudies, in the form of increased taxation, the goverment manages to bankrupt anything and everything they become responsible for.Socialism sounds great in theory, but fails in reality because it doesn't provide for individual's incentive.
Explain Sweden. >.>
It's not working so hot these days they're dialing it back., besides,They are “socialist” in the sense that they have very high taxes with very generous social welfare services provided by the state, the famous “cradle-to-grave” welfare state. They are capitalist in the sense that they have low levels of interference in markets by the government, low levels of regulation, low levels of nationalization of industry and capital, and almost no protectionism.
Yes I do know what it means and I know what communism and Capitalism means too.
I would argue more people have no clue what capitalism is then socialism.
Yep, and it is the way our country is heading sad to say
Very few know what it means - not even the leadership of the British Labour Party.
Oh they know, but they also know it means being unelectable.
Why would it be unelectable? Look at what's happening in Holland currently. Next week we got elections and two of the three largest parties in the polls actively support socialism. This proves that socialism is electable.
Lots of parties
Sigh.. my joking does have that twist from time too time lol
freedom and equality for everyone
Sure I do, I am a socialist. It's about taking care of the weaker ones in society. Make the rich pay a little extra for the poor, so that everyone gets the same chances. Socialism contains the word social, wich means caring for each other. Not every man for himself but together helping each other out.
Collective ownership of the means of production; an unworkable situation due to the economic calculation problem.
No, that's communism. Socialism is something different.
No. It isn't. Socialism is the transitional state between capitalism and communism where the state takes control of the means of production. The transition to communism is complete when the state itself dissolves leaving only the workers collectives.
I've always thought this when I hear it thrown around a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk