posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:05 AM
One major issue I see with any comparison of Socialism and Nazism is that they aren't even dealing with the same thing. One is a form of government
and the other is an economic policy. It's like comparing a republic to capitalism.
Socialism has proven that it works when used on a small scale. Monasteries, communes, etc. have done fairly well over the centuries. The problem with
socialism is when you try to apply it to a larger scale economy. Since one of the core tenets of the system is that everyone gets what they need, you
take away both the drive to excel and the necessity of the low. There is no reward for, say, going through years of schooling to get a medical degree
other than the desire to practice medicine. This will allow you to have a few doctors but you may need many more than those who want to do it just to
You also have the problem of having enough people who will do the least desirable jobs. Things like trash collector, waste water treatment, or ditch
digger still have to be done. Why would you want to do these jobs if you have no incentive to do them?
With a capitalist economy, you incentivize those jobs because of the scarcity of the people who are willing to either preform the job or go through
the training necessary to preform that job. You pay more. Socialism has no equivalent incentive to do these jobs. So, you get relatively few doctors
and not enough people to do the hard jobs either. Everyone wants to do the easiest job that they can.
Thus, Socialism does not work as well on a large scale unless you have a political system that will force people to do the jobs and get the training
to fill jobs that the society needs. You wind up with either having to use force to fill these positions or switching to something with a more
capitalist outlook. The Soviet Union went one way, the People's Republic of China has been going the other.