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  • No. Socialism never works.

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Thread: Is socialism realistic?

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Yeah, when people who know what socialism is look around we realize that socialism is everywhere. In many respects I think there's too much of it. But again, most people don't even know what socialism is and so they're to ignorant to even know where to look.
    But the most successful nations - in terms of modernity, standards of living, and personal freedoms - are all first-world socialized democracies, each with very significant levels of socialism...

    ...whereas those nations with little or no socialism are all - all! - third-world nations.

    You might not like socialism, and you might like to get rid of it...but it's those socialized democracies that are the most successful...and the most libertarian nations (which are libertarian by nature if not by choice) are all third-world nations.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    But the most successful nations - in terms of modernity, standards of living, and personal freedoms - are all first-world socialized democracies, each with very significant levels of socialism...

    ...whereas those nations with little or no socialism are all - all! - third-world nations.

    You might not like socialism, and you might like to get rid of it...but it's those socialized democracies that are the most successful...and the most libertarian nations (which are libertarian by nature if not by choice) are all third-world nations.
    The definition of "Third World" means unaligned with NATO or the former Soviet bloc. Brazil is a Third World Nation, along with Sweden and Finland.

    The term you are looking for is "developing nation." According to the IMF, there are three countries in Africa, several small spots in eastern Europe, and North Korea.

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    The definition of "Third World" means unaligned with NATO or the former Soviet bloc. Brazil is a Third World Nation, along with Sweden and Finland.

    The term you are looking for is "developing nation." According to the IMF, there are three countries in Africa, several small spots in eastern Europe, and North Korea.

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    Developing country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I appreciate the criticism, but I tend to go with the following definition from the "First World" entry in Wikipedia:

    In contemporary society, the First World is viewed as countries that have the most advanced economies, the greatest influence, the highest standards of living, and the greatest technology.

    Using that definition, all first-world democracies are socialized democracies. The only other first-world nations are a handful of hideously oil-wealthy OPEC nations such as the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    our reprsentative demochracy evedently does not work for poeple and in a socialist goverment works i mean look at germany, they work less hours then us and they are the 3d most productive country right behind china and the us, plus a german worker makes about 200.00 more a week than we do.So socialism will endup enentualy working.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Of course it is. And it is pretty much the inevitable direction that we're going in. The last five hundred years have been a continual march away from aristocracy and towards egalitarianism. The next five hundred are likely to be no different. That's the direction humanity is going in. I don't know how far behind or ahead the United States will be, or even if there will be a United States. But the world is basically only going to get more egalitarian unless we do something insane like have a nuclear war and destroy civilization. And even then, it might still.
    You beat me to it.

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    What are you going to do with the consitition and about 40 states that will fight to up hold it?????????

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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Is socialism possible in the United States?
    I saw socialism, I saw capitalism - I do not like neither, and I know that both systems were controlled by the same international bankers. If you want something better, you have to look deeper into the problem than any given system or political party.

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    no. In socialism there are no legal slaves.
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Is socialism possible in the United States?
    No, social democracy yes, but pure socialism no. There is nothing wrong with capitalism as long as it is done responsibly by companies and off set by social democratic goals and principles. Private property is perfectly fine as long as it is guarded to not go over the top by good regulation in areas where the public good must be protected (banking, energy, water and healthcare for example). Most of industry and private enterprises do not need government interference (except maybe to protect the public to make sure no cartel forming takes place which costs consumers a lot of money).
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    Re: Is socialism realistic?

    Well, UKIP took a 1/4 of the votes in GB last election. If that's not a sign of the times, I don't know what is.

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