posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 01:20 PM
A recent survey found that the highest average quality of life and not surprisingly the happiest people on the planet are in Norway, which is a pretty
The American system is where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer regardless. Most people I know have a good work ethic and don't want to sit
around and collect a welfare check. So just look at Norway. People there work hard, but are happier, have social programs in place so that they do not
suffer and they have plenty of freedom.
Here in America, what we are feeling the brunt of now is greed. Greedy rich folk ripping off the average guy,
If not socialism, I would be for the way of life we had in the USA in the 1950s.
Back in the fifties (after the Korean war), we weren't looking to get overextended in foreign wars, we were all prudent with money, ethics were held
in high esteem, institutions were supportive of a strong middle class and there were reasonable regulations in place that prevented rip-offs. We have
gotten away from that way of life. Sure, people didn't have so many material possessions but were a lot happier than debt-ridden people are now. In
the fifties, there were no credit cards. Cars were priced within reach of the average guy. People weren't in business to rip each other off.
If it takes socialism to get us back to a sane and good quality way of life, I'm all for it.
Mind you, no dictators.