Top Ten Reasons to Favor Socialism

The Top Ten
1 Resources are Distributed Equally

Socialism isn't the horrible, evil, government that a lot of conservative republicans have made it out to be! The resources are not collected from a hard working people to be redistributed to the lazy! It just means that we distribute the resources that we have through out the people!

Wrong. In socialism, everyone ends up with the equal outcome. In capitalism, everyone is given equal opportunity, socialism is essentially using force to ensure that the general populace remains poor

While this sounds great, would you really choose this over a system where although there is inequality, the poorest still have more that those under socialism?

2 Capitalism is Extremely Unequal

Inequality is required for wealth to be generated. If everyone gets an equal outcome regardless of effort, then few will make much effort. Capitalism has proved to be the best system for creating wealth by a large order of magnitude, and although this wealth is not spread evenly, generally the poorest in a capitalist economy are better off that most in a socialist one.

Let's say you were born homeless! You don't have much to look forward to because you have barely any of the basic resources that we need. Let's say you were born rich, you have a lot to look forward to and you don't have to even try to become somebody, because you already are!

3 Money Barely Exists

Margaret Thatcher remarked that "The Problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" But the simple fact is that economics isn't money, it's how we distribute the resources in general

Socialism essentially involves glorifying the struggle of the working class and romanticizing the idea of poverty by saying things like "money barely exists" while a dictator is having the time of his life in the socialist country

4 Socialism Works Better in a Country Like the U.S.

So many people are confusing socialism and communism. Communism, in general, tends to be a more extreme, more violent and more authoritarian version of socialism. The hard left and dictatorships do not automatically go together. It's possible to have socialism + happy free liberal democratic countries. Just look at Scandinavia. The 5 countries making up Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden - go look them up) are an example to the rest of the world.

One of the many mishaps with socialism is that every time we see a socialist country, they are wrapped into dictatorship. But they have nothing to do with socialism. Lenin's USSR went well before Stalin, in fact, Stalin had nothing to do with the revolution itself. Hitler was just using socialism as another piece of propaganda to get more followers. Mao did the same except in China.

5 Socialism Works Better with Industrialization

Listen up mate, "all jobs being taken by robots" isn't going to happen. Post scarcity is an anti-economical concept

Let's say it's the year 1000 BCE and a tribal guy comes across a vast grassland full of apples, mangoes and oranges extending across a very large swathe of land. He thinks "wow, there are unlimited resources to support the existing human population forever"; but that simply isn't true. The grassland is finite. This universe is finite. We won't achieve 100% energy efficiency due to the 2nd law of thermodynamics and as long as there is scope for improvement of human livelihood, humans are going to keep working actively in jobs, so you can effectively say that post scarcity does not exist.

Let's say that for some reason, there is post scarcity now. A machine is using some resource (which is hypothetically present in a very large amount) to continuously produce 1 burger per second. Now, if I eat 2 burgers per second, eventually there is a scarcity of burgers in my post scarcity utopia. How is this situation prevented? Only force is needed to prevent this. So we'll be living as slaves to robots? That doesn't sound fun

6 Capitalism Leads to Its Own Destruction

Let's say we have a scenario where the jobs that nobody wants are taken over by robots, then all of the sudden the jobs that some people are okay with are taken over by robots, this happens until the only one who is left are the economic giants, the people don't have the money to make a living so the giants don't make money off of them. Pretty soon, places like Walmart, HyVee, McDonalds, and Burger King are going down because they don't have the money to keep going on. Even if we put liberal regulations on them, those might have there own contradictions so they might make the situation even worse, what we need is to adapt to the information age that we are stumbling upon. Hence, Socialism. Socialism doesn't lead to it's own destruction when we are

7 Capitalism Leads to Depression

Ah yes, getting very meager rewards for my work definitely won't lead to me getting depressed

8 Socialism Makes Global Warming Easier to Fix

Not true at all. The problem is overpopulation, plain and simple. Socialist nations like the former Soviet Union and today's China were the absolute worst when it comes to environmental destruction. If the world population decreased by half, all of the climate change issues would vanish immediately.

I really do like the idea of the government doing something about obesity. The government should track and monitor what each and every person eats every single day. If you eat too much, or eat anything not of the approved nutritional value, there should be strong consequences.

9 Socialism Stabilizes the Economy

Without the government, the economy would frequently fall into depressions. Socialism stimulates the economy when a recession starts, stabilizing the economy. It also regulates businesses to improve cooperation and decrease risk-taking.

10 Compare the Economics with Politics

Socialism and democracy are more about the people and keeping things fair
Capitalism and monarchy are more about the powerful and complete power

The Contenders
11 Makes Public Education Mandatory

That is pretty great but it isn't what socialism promises!

12 Socialism Provides Equality

Equality is said a lot here! But it's kinda true!

Not everyone is equal, like a retard has the same job as a genius that is just not right

13 Provides Equal Access to Healthcare

I guess that's acceptable but socialism is more about socioeconomic means of production instead of focusing solely on healthcare. I consider the whole "democratic socialism" thing more of a social capitalism.

But not just health care though. Food, water, shelter. You pretty much get everything that everybody else gets. No one gets a golden house while another lives under a bridge, starving.

That's a Welfare State but yes, pretty much!

14 Nordic Code

No! Norway by itself has a population of over 5 million, while California has not even 4 million, meanwhile Sweden has a population of 9.5 million, Denmark has a population of 5.5 million, Iceland has a population of 300,000, and Finland has a population of nearly 5.5 million. You are not an expert on population and a simple Google search will prove you wrong in seconds. If they combined they would have, 25.8 million people, more than 6 times the population of California.

No! It is more than half, but that is not the point. If you can make enough product to give one person what would cost 350 million dollars, than you would be able to give 350 thousand people the amount of product that would equal about 1 thousand dollars!

15 The Political Tie-Ins Aren't Horrible

We hear Socialism as evil and big govnt. Nope! Socialism may have some political tie ins but they only make it stronger.

16 Capitalism is Very Primitive

Now I'm not saying that just because something's primitive means that it's wrong! It's just that socialism and communism are two economic systems that are created to be better than capitalism, to work without all of the things that make capitalism fail. Socialism is fairly new so we don't exactly know how to use it right but with the United States, we might as well just give it a try

17 Freedom for Prosperity
18 Freedom to Develop Oneself

Capitalism has you always chasing your material self interests. It places too much importance on what you own, and much less on who you are as a person, especially for those at the bottom, who are expected to work, consume, and not think. The fact that the successful have an enormous influence also has a negative effect on the population, who are constantly pushed around to believe strange, unnatural, and irresponsible things. This sort of complacency gradually takes over other aspects of your life. In the end, no one has any cultural awareness, and we live a sort of nihilistic hedonism. Really bad.

The worst thing is that you can hardly avoid it. You're a teenager in the 21th century? Well, you're probably going to drink more coke than water, and when you leave school, you won't be reading very many books. Oh, yeah, and the entire western musical tradition is absolutely unknown to you, up until the 1960s maybe. By the time you're twenty, the behaviors are so far ingrained it's almost impossible to step above them. Barely anyone does. That's not a society I want to live in.

19 Better Opportunities for Disabled and Neurodivergent People
20 More Funding for Public Services and Infrastructure
21 Equal Access to Utilities
22 Allows Private Home Ownership Unlike Communism
23 Lower House Prices
24 Improved Workers Rights
25 Free or Low-Cost Public Transport
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