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A kibbutz (Hebrew: קִבּוּץ / קיבוץ, lit. "gathering, clustering"; plural kibbutzim) is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. The first kibbutz, established in 1909, was Degania. Today, farming has been partly supplanted by other economic branches, including industrial plants and high-tech enterprises. Kibbutzim began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism. In recent decades, some kibbutzim have been privatized and changes have been made in the communal lifestyle. A member of a kibbutz is called a kibbutznik (Hebrew: קִבּוּצְנִיק).
In 2010, there were 270 kibbutzim in Israel. Their factories and farms account for 9% of Israel’s industrial output, worth US$8 billion, and 40% of its agricultural output, worth over $1.7 billion. Some Kibbutzes had also developed substantial high-tech and military industries. For example, in 2010, Kibbutz Sasa, containing some 200 members, generated $850 million in annual revenue from its military-plastics industry.
If this is working so good in Israel then why has America been giving them so much money?
And socialism will be welcomed with open arms here in the states.
Once again people intentionally MISS THE POINT!
Socialism, communism, capitalism, individualism...
They only work when everybody contributes.
When large portions of the population turn into nonproductive parasites, the whole thing falls apart.
When all production, planning and revenue is centralized, the whole thing falls apart.
It's not natural. It's not normal and it's not necessary.
We don't need one group of people in charge of everything.
Small, decentralized economy and government are the only truly long term success stories in history.
Doesn't matter what you call it.
When you put your future into the hands of others, you always get the short end of the stick.