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Poll: 53 Percent of Democrats Hold Favorable View of Socialism

Caveat emptor Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 6:42 PM
I don't make the case that Social Democracies are better than other forms of economic and social orenization, conservative think tanks make that case year after year after year, as they collect their data and present them as a list of most economically free societies. The fact is that some kinds of redistribution actually enable free markets to function, while elimination of these redistributive programs lead to inverse insentives to market freedom.

Whenever conservatives bring up the s-word in political discourse, indignant liberals recoil at the term.  How dare you call us Socialists?  Fine.  Let's make a deal.  We'll abide by a self-imposed cease and desist order on the socialism label just as soon as you guys explain this to the rest of us (see the final line item):

Capitalism -- the system that built America into the unparalleled economic engine and global hegemon that it is today -- is statistically tied with Socialism among Democrats, on the...