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reply to post by 8675309jenny
EU is far from what Soviet was like, trust me on that. Having experiece with both systems, these are like night and day.
Anybody, who lived during Soviet era, sees that even Modern Russia is more similar to it than EU. Not because of their "left-wing" policies, but the corruption and propaganda.
US is one of the most right-wing nations in the world.
Although, the world is not black and white - right-wing/left-wing; capitalism/communism. Every system has it perks and drawbacks. I can not get why people are against mixing these up, taking the best from both ends and choosing a central position. There is gray area between the black and white after all.
I personally prefer the system, which is people-oriented, not Darwinian capitalism. No individual, corporation should be held above the other people and environment, where generations of people have to live in after them. Even when you own the land, you have no right to ruin it so nobody after you can use it... Strong ones should help weaker ones rather than exploiting them. Nothing is more important than human life. No person born in advanced nations should die or even suffer because of financial issues. Personal responsibility should exist, although so people who work harder could afford luxuries, not for basic survival. People should work for luxuries not survival. To take it all shortly : strong social safety networks, strong unions, highly regulated companies so none would raise their profits from exploiting people´s basic needs or exploiting environment.
Folks...I'm going to be a Debbie Downer...I am really coming to the conclusion that the ideology of a nation is irrelevant, they're just different curtains covering the same stage, and we're all marionettes used for the enrichment and amusement of others.
There will be no "best" until the human condition itself fundamentally changes. IMHO.