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What’s your opinion on socialism?

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  • 4 weeks ago
    Best answer

    It has been good and necessary to Americans in some forms.  Because we have socialism in America, we have a military, police, First Responders,  Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Compensation, job training programs and our Interstate Highway System.  And so no one can deny that we need and accept these important programs and cannot do without them.

    The only "dirty" ideas that we have about socialism were spread during the "Red Scare" and the Cold War of the 1950's through the 1980's.  But that is dead and over now and we understand that just like the US, many, many European countries have adapted socialist programs to their own government and they have thrived and done well.

    And so, today, no fool (unless they are Libertarianism) will say that all forms of socialism are "bad".

    • darkvelvetrain
      Lv 6
      3 weeks agoReport

      The existence of public goods does not a socialist government make.  Socialism is when market goods are controlled by government.  Don't be fooled by the Marxists who are trying to convince you they are better at controlling your wealth than you are.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Socialism isn't good. It's bad for the people, economy and pretty much for everything else. See socialism in action: China, North Korea and Venezuela just to name a few.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Your best answer is a bit clueless on what constitutes Socialism. It is public ownership of the means of production. The military and things are a service. They consume resources. They don't make them and they certainly don't compete with other services in the free market

  • Zhu
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Works fine in Norway. Too bad my grandfather didn't go back, as he'd planned! 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It is a disaster and it doesn’t work.

  • 4 weeks ago

    it is a necessary evil. but only in some ways. blindly deregulating and lowering taxes does not work unless it is followed by a academic study first.

    • DS M
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      You mean like the homeless in SF and LA living in rat infested garbage, pooping on the street, and dying before 50 is a necessary evil?  Or the way Black women believe that Black men belong in bed or jail ...anywhere besides her place with their children is a necessary evil?

  • 4 weeks ago

    The entire country must pay a heavy price to feed a handful of cowards' mouths.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    “The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money”

    This is the problem socialism always runs into eventually.   Everyone wants to be on the receiving end.  Nobody wants to be the one who works hard to pay for other people.  Look at the USSR.  Look at all the refugees immigrating to Sweden hoping to live off the system.  It’s simply not sustainable.  

    Socialism is a nice ideal, but it simply doesn’t work on a large scale over time.  Even most small socialist alternative communities don’t make it 20 years.  Consider all the hippy communes of the 70s.   

    • Patrick
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      There is only a pretend difference in socialism and Nazism.  

  • 4 weeks ago

    The retarded don't know the difference between social programs and socialism. 

  • sam
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Good idea to pool public resources to benefit the public.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I like when they pick up my trash, and pave my streets, and keep my home safe from fire and criminals, and deliver my mail to my house, and keep the lights on.

    • Patrick
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Some like to pretend that ideas they like are all based on socialism. They're not.

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