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David21
David21

I would like someone to name one socialistic country that has worked in the long run.

philip_from_cal
philip_from_cal

Denmark, Sweden, UK

rcwarship
rcwarship

Socialism is defined as the state owning the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. An interesting video, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lxD-gikpMs Best Regards, Jon

rcwarship
rcwarship

Heya Sean,

Yes indeed, socialism is taking from 1 group and redistributing to another, which makes the statement that Sweden is a socialist country is so misleading.

Sweden tax their lower income citizens at a higher rate (up to 60%) than the US, they embraced socialism in the 70's & 80's only to figure out that it didn't work....and they went back to capitalism & sold off state industries. A fascinating look into Sweden, definitely not the model of the current socialist state that is failing: Venezuela; and definitely not the socialist model that we all think of.

Do I support their "progressive" model? No, but I do not hold them up as a socialist country either.

Best Regards, Jon

rcwarship
rcwarship

Roger that Sean, I have tried to make the point that holding Sweden up as a good socialist model is not accurate, that is all; I honestly don't know how I got myself put on the liberal side of this issue. Best Regards, Jon

philip_from_cal
philip_from_cal

After watching the presentation on Sweden,, I realize that Sweden is a hybrid nation in that it embraces socialism and capitalism. It's welfare system was privatized, which is something I don't want for the U.S.

The U.K. might have gotten the hybrid system down better than the Swedes. Their tax rate is 45%. However, they should privatize their healthcare system.