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#22397 - anon (01/29/2013) [-]
Socialism. Yay or nay. Why?
User avatar #22495 to #22397 - brettd (01/31/2013) [-]
I would have absolutely no motivation to be successful if I lived in a socialist economy. The idea of everyone being on, or close to, the same level financially, sounds like the opposite of freedom to me.
User avatar #22449 to #22397 - arisaka (01/30/2013) [-]
Depends what kind of socialism.

Utopian is just that. Utopian. But no one has talked about utopian socialism in a long time.

Scientific socialism was neat until Lenin came along. Non-Leninist socialism is not really an ideology, but a methodology.
User avatar #22417 to #22397 - pebar ONLINE (01/29/2013) [-]
It's human nature to be self-centered.
Free markets are motivated by self-interests
True communism has people thinking the community is more important than the individual.

Socialist governments still have to have people to run them. Those people are still self-centered, just look at North Korea and the elite. Unless human nature changes, it's simply way more efficient to have a free market that actually thrives on self-interest.
User avatar #22448 to #22417 - arisaka (01/30/2013) [-]
You realize that Korea's government right now is much closer to fascist than socialist, right?

Calling Korea socialist is a joke.
User avatar #22398 to #22397 - akg **User deleted account** (01/29/2013) [-]

There will always be a few people in charge with way more money and power than the normal folks. Personal freedom is limited. People will never get treated equal, we've seen that so many times through history.
User avatar #22402 to #22398 - beatmasterz (01/29/2013) [-]
Socialism isn't the same as communism, you know.
User avatar #22422 to #22402 - akg **User deleted account** (01/29/2013) [-]
It kinda is, unless you're thinking of social democracy
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