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