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The Meaning of Socialism: Q&A with National Review's Kevin Williamson

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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This is not an "end-all be-all" of what is and what isn't Socialism, but it touches on a few hot-button topics (such as "Obamacare") and the arguments about Sweden being a Socialist country. It's an interesting video and worth the 5 1/2 minutes
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:02 AM
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Interesting video. Thanks!

Q



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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Interesting video, but the speaker has many simplistic misconceptions about Socialism and the various systems he lists which practice it.

Please watch:



Also, one of the key cornerstones of true Socialism is NOT government control but instead WORKER OWNERSHIP of the means of production. Which essentially means THE PEOPLE own both the government and the markets rather than vise versa.

Please read:
en.wikipedia.org...


As for countries like Sweden not being partially Socialist and/or whose success has nothing to do with Socialism, that's very wrong. Countries like these are called Social Democracies, and their forms of people-friendly/non-authoritarian Socialism are some of the MAIN REASONS they're such successful countries.

Please read:
en.wikipedia.org...


As for "Obamacare" being a Socialist policy... that's about 80% laughable. The key, when determining if something is Socialist or not, is to ask an intelligent SOCIALIST and not a laissez-faire Capitalist.

Please read:
www.businessweek.com...



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