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7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

true liberal Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:20 AM
The trouble is that the true liberals and conservatives do not tell a story that illustrates the free market ideals. While the left trots out another sad sack with a run of bad luck and says that government needs to help them out of this blah blah blah situation that happened through no fault of his own. The right talks in theoreticals and technicals about the free market but it doesn't tell the story. Instead, the GOP needs to promote and highlight the "economic playmakers". Tell the story of how this "economic playmaker" built his business and hired a whole lot of these sad sacks and led them out of poverty into the middle class where now they have a house and a retirement plan. ...
true liberal Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:21 AM
All this happened because this private sector playmaker, this economic star had a dream, worked hard to build and make his dream and whole lot of other people's dreams come true ...
el Dudley Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:27 AM
TL: The problem with your approach is "most" people are too GD stupid to learn anything. Always will be, too.

It's hard to teach a sheep Economics 101.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:45 AM
The people who you are referring to as conservatives are not. They are republicans. True conservatives support the constitution, the way it is written, the way it was intended. They don't break their word or oath of office.
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...