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View Diary: No, We Won't Be Worked to Death for Your Greed: Disgraceful Op/Ed from NYTimes (243 comments)

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  •  Socialism isn't happening. (0+ / 0-)

    Not in a meaningful way.  Ever.  It's fundamentally flawed in that it misunderstands human incentives.

    You're not going to create any kind of society where you have much of the population feed unproductively off the work of a minority, even if the minority could sustain the society via their efforts alone.

    •  Way to miss the point (0+ / 0-)

      You are right that socialism is unlikely to happen, there for this free trade voodoo economic nonsense is never going to work.

      Also you apparently have no fucking clue what socialism is about either. It is not and never has been about "a population living off the work of a minority" Socialism was a workers movement premised on the idea that the workers should get fair compensation for their labor and never had a god damned thing to do with living off a dole.

      Welfare (what idiots like you think of as socialism) is system designed to cover failures in a capitalist system where a shortage of work creates systemic unemployment.

      You either provide a way for those people to eat or you have other problems primarily that people particularly those with starving children will not typically lay down and die just because the Rentier class doesn't see a need to provide sufficient jobs.

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