posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 12:52 PM
reply to post by sligtlyskeptical
Socialism when under central authority control raises cost typically. If you use a socialist scheme in these important areas you will drive up the
cost for them for everyone equally.
Eliminating subsidies and tariffs increases competition and lowers costs. The rules for every market must be the same though. For instance if there is
a minimum wage required by law in one nation than you have to institute tariffs against products of a nation that either subsidizes their industry or
does not require the same minimum wage.
This not the case and that is why these sectors seem to require price controls and other state run factors. If we really had free market capitalism
and we do not these areas of commerce would have natural cost controls in place. What we have is crony capitalism, corporatism and short sighted
nationalism. Not just in the United States but across the board.
Socialism is not the answer, it is just a way to make the situation more complicated and expensive. When everyone absorbs the higher cost it just
seems more fair.
[edit on 28-8-2009 by wayouttheredude]