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In fact, socialism has never been tried at the national level anywhere in the world
originally posted by: avgguy
I actually thought this after watching WWII in color the other day. Researching true fascism and the national socialist party, showed the many very similar goals of both and the current progressive/democrat/socialist party of today.
originally posted by: GamleGamle
personally believe that what socialism actually is... is still changing in the eyes of the people. Academically it may have been set, but it is still an ongoing sociology /economic / political theory that is still very much in a trial and error phase.
I think we are arriving at a point where a Democratic Socialistic Capitalism is the preferred form of governance for now. It will try to strike a balance by moving away from the pre-planned economics of communism and to an extent socialism, by leaving free market workings in place for the most part. At the same time trying to manage Greed, Exploitation and Corruption of the kind that Capitalism more often than not has in its wake, by outlining and enforcing a stricter code of conduct geared to the needs of the community.
In a nutshell, the gender pay gap is really the effect upon the overall averages of two effects. Mothers earn less than non-mothers, fathers earn more than non-fathers. And yes, mothers and fathers are a majority and so the effect is large enough to sway that national average. And while the effect is not entirely symmetric it is reasonably so. We talk of the overall gender pay gap as being around 20% or so, and we see that fathers outearn non-fathers by 8%: that’s a significant portion of that gap right there.
Our conclusion thus has to be that the gender pay gap that we’re seeing isn’t a result of societal discrimination against women (nor of such discrimination in favor of fathers, something that no one at all is complaining it is) but instead a result of the choices that people make about how the kids are going to be cared for and who does it.
originally posted by: raymundoko
Those millions were not murdered for socialist doctrine. They were murdered for Authoritarian Doctrine. Again, socialism is economics. The authoritarian regimes you are referencing also happened to be socialist and even communist.
Socialism is a political ideology and movement which has proposed a set of social and economic measures, policies and systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
It's amazing that to this day so many people still don't know that socialism is a political ideology mainly, not just an economic one.
Any model that seeks to implement social reform is a political model, not just, or mainly an economic one.