socialism in America.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by zdreg, Mar 21, 2018.

is socialism coming to America?

Poll closed Apr 30, 2018.
  1. yes

    12 vote(s)
  2. no

    9 vote(s)
  3. yes in the form of crony capitalism

    6 vote(s)
  4. yes in the form of too much regulation

    2 vote(s)
  1. zdreg


    Trump’s Presidency May Decide the Fate of Socialism in America Greg Jones, The American Spectator
    Last week, the Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Elizabeth Bruenig entitled “It’s time to give socialism a try.” While such an outlandish idea isn’t necessarily out of place on the Opinion page of the Post (or even in the thick of its news for that matter), Bruenig’s casual suggestion that we simply upend the very foundation of America is indicative of socialism’s increasing normalization among millennials and disenchanted baby boomers.

    Trump’s Presidency May Decide the Fate of Socialism in America
    link above to article
  2. sss12


    The only thing weaker then Bruenig's writing is her logic.

    Besides, Hillary and the DNC screwed Bernie, man. Peace, out.
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  3. tommcginnis


    So, his statements that make steelworker and coal miner (and sheet craftsman at Carrier in Indianapolis) etc etc etc as the preeminent concern, aren't aimed at telling capital owners what they can/cannot do with their capital???

    We already have socialism in 'Merica. Sheeesh.
  4. sss12


    and remember... Socialism works great, until you run out of other peoples money.
    ---Margaret Thatcher.
  5. tomorton


    Socialism worked really well for the ordinary people in so many places - USSR, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, eastern Europe, China, Cuba, North Korea, Cambodia.............
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  6. zdreg


    there are Millennials who believe it wholeheartedly.
  7. toc


    Everything is fine with American economic model.

    Only item needed is free or mostly free healthcare for all the population across the board.

    This will save lots of families from bankruptcy due to sudden serious medical issues.

    Care for animals.............
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  8. It still amazes me that many adult men in the US still don't grasp that European countries work very well. They always pick the handful of extremes.

    The US was a new continent with massive natural resources and a fairly optimal climate where malaria and other things were manageable.

    Advanced western European democratic/capitalistic socialism is what is going to happen as it is the natural progression from when boundless wealth starts to dry up and you don't want a civil war.

    Get a passport guys. Spend a year of your life somewhere also great.
  9. DaveV


    All of these countries were either Communist or dictatorships. None were socialist.
  10. comagnum


    In the U.S. most people are brainwashed to think the U.S. is the greatest country on the planet, the only free country, etc. etc. People think that if the people were more empowered at the expense of the multi-national corporations we would end up like N. Korea. The U.S. scores high on GDP but fails miserably in other important metrics some not shown below like child poverty, many that we once scored highly on after the industrial revolution (post WW2).

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018
    #10     Mar 21, 2018