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1. Universal Free Health Care 2. Universal Free Education 3. Nationalizing of the banking system 4. Affordable Public Transportation 5. Free broadband service from the communities that want to offer it. 6. Training programs for veterans coming back and for people who have been laid off (many areas offer these, but they vary in quality and quantity).
I will have more ideas on what to offer, but for those who are opposed to any form of socialism, please add what should be done to help the needy and the economy.
I also wonder if it is a good idea to privatize such areas in government. The profit becomes the bottom line and soon services are cut and done away with altogether.
Whatever the solution is, capitalism is not the answer anymore.
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
Anymore? Never was...
You can call the economy of the USA a mixed economy, a state-capitalist economy, a corporatist economy, and a protectionist economy but it was never a pure capitalist free market.
There is no worry for profit, so they put the needs of the patient first.
I am not saying making everything government run, however, pure capitalism has fostered nothing but greed and made the gap between the haves and the havenots much wider now more than ever.
These are just a few of the features of the "paradise" of total free market capitalism.
So you want to go back to the days of the robber barons... You want unregulated factories spewing out poisons...
But I'm just a partial socialist/communist. I think capitalism is okay as long as there are regulations and retraints on it to prevent runaway greed and corruption. That means a strong central government that is responsive to the people being governed.
There are many things, like social security and medicare, and yes, universal health care, that government can definitely do better than the private sector ever would.