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7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

Jeff2422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 12:58 PM
But, as to human nature, they understood man to be an extremely fallible being. Those men who could build wealth would improve society in the long run and perpetuate the opportunity for wealth creation by later generations. They do this because of incentives, not because they are egalitarian, but by the fact that all boats rise in a sea of wealth. They understood that some boats would rise higher, but they understood this as a function of the fact that we are inherently unequal in abilties when born. The equality spoken of in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is equality before God and the law, not equal outcomes. 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...