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7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:46 PM
One problem with the seven reasons, specifically reason number one. In the long run, socialism benefits NO ONE. The so-called safety net draws so many resources from the private sector that it creates more poverty (and more need of a safety net) than anything else ultimately leading to disasters such as more socialistic Europe is already experiencing.
Given what we know in 2012, saying that capitalism will make a society richer than socialism should be about as controversial as saying the earth is round, not flat. Yet, a recent Gallup poll shows that more liberals have a positive view of socialism than capitalism. This is only possible because there are so many perverse incentives that drive the promotion of socialism. If you're a politician, socialism puts power in your hands while capitalism takes it away. If you want to use the government to control people's lives, socialism is a wonderful vehicle to do just that while...