posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 09:03 AM
I'm late coming to this thread. I have read political philosophies for years. As a Libertarian, I believe in a true 'free market"...not
cronyism...but a system where the person can buy, sell and trade freely with his peers without government regulation or theft. Just my opinion
The Nordic examples of Socialism seem pretty successful (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway). But they have very small populations. It seems to
work for them but I can see problems when this system is applied to large populations.
I think a fear about socialism is rooted in the idea that there is no wealth. This is actually not true. The Nordic examples listed above actually
have the highest percentage of millionaires and billionaires per capita of any countries in the world...yes, including the USA.
So though I do not see Socialism as a viable option for the USA, I do not see where the countries that have successfully implemented it are suffering.
In fact, some studies say the Nordic people are actually the happiest and healthiest people on the planet. If it works for them...great for
them...but I do not think it could work here for a few reasons.
Now for a funny...I saw this pic some time ago and it makes me snicker...hope you enjoy it...feel free to use any time you need....
Regardless of my political preferences....I cans till have sense of humor!