Socialism has gotten a bad rap in the U.S. over the last 60 years, so much so that we don’t even recognize how much socialism we rely on every day. Did you drive to work or ride a bus? Did you get your mail? Do you have a borrowed library book on the table or perhaps download one to your mobile device? If so, you’ve taken advantage of socialism.
If there’s anyone in your family over 65 there’s a good chance
that the reason that the only reason they have affordable health
insurance is that there have enrolled in Medicare, the socialist
insurance organization. If you’ve got a family member who is over
67 it’s sure thing that at least part of their income is from
Cold War propaganda against the Soviet Union and Cuba, both
totalitarian communist countries, has many Americans convinced
socialism is evil. Communism is an extreme version of socialism
just like oligarchy is an extreme version free market economics.
Socialism is an economic system that thrives in democratic
republics like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Canada, the
Netherlands and Belgium.
The common thread found between all countries with varying degrees
of socialism is that absolutely necessary services are provided
for the good of the community rather than expecting a profit. Many
of these services couldn’t be provided at a reasonable price by a
private company. Can you imagine the cost to mail a letter to a
rancher in Loving County population 82?
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