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Is it possible to make a rational case for Socialism in the light of so many failures?


 

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    Peter Freeman (iantoPF) 5 years ago

    I like this answer. Well thought out and reasonable. I wonder though, is it possible to take the best from ALL systems when Capitalism is based on competition and Socialism is based on Co-operation. Definitely voted up.

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    Peter Freeman (iantoPF) 5 years ago

    What a great reply, Attikos. I appreciate the people who make me think about why I disagree with them. I have never met a Socialist who believed in rule by an elite. I always thought that is a capitalist idea. control by destroying the competition.


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    TomBlalock 5 years ago

    Very true. One of the problems dealing with socialism, and its evil twin, communism, is that power tends to concentrate, and it makes it harder for the people to have an active voice in, leading to abuse and revocation of rights. Kudos.


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    Peter Freeman (iantoPF) 5 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. I'm inclined to vote up well argued answers whether I agree with them or not. This one I voted down.


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    Peter Freeman (iantoPF) 5 years ago

    Thank you Lawrence; May I ask you to clarify slightly. You seem to be saying that a case can be made for the Socialist ideal but not for the Socialist society. Do I have it right?


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    TomBlalock 5 years ago

    Just out of curiosity, are you talking about marxism and utopian communism as a form of socialism? I ask because certain countries like Norway have a mix of capitalism and socialism that seems to work quite well.