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7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

Jeff2422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 12:49 PM
Marxists, Socialists, Progressive, and early liberals (Mcgovern, Pres Johnson) all come back to the same belief that human nature is basically good and that the world corrupts that nature. They believe in the "City of Man" as Wilson would call it where government can lift the individual above necesity and then he will toil for the joy of it and be happy that the fruits of his labor benefit others. Of course, captitalists and republicans, like the founders, understood human nature to be sinful and that incentives and disincentives are how people operate. cont
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...