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7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

lupine Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:18 AM
May I quote the late Eric Hoffer for the benefit of Mr. Bluenose. "Beware those who decry materialism."
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...