Re: Is the U.S. Socialist?

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 12:11:06 MST

From: "zeb haradon" <>

>>From: Brian D Williams <>
>>Socialism: A theory or system of social organization in which the
>>means of production and distribution of goods are owned and
>>controlled collectively, or by the government.
>>Doesn't even remotely apply to the U.S.

>It does apply, remotely, in that some goods in this country are
>produced and distributed by the government. Or, at least
>contracted to a private company to produce and distribute. Here's
>the first examples I can come up with: retirement accounts, some
>tv/radio stations, the highway system, most education, and some
>forms of mass transportation.

It does apply remotely, and every area that it does apply is a
disaster waiting to happen. The vast majority of the economic
system is capitalistic, the exception is the monopoly governments
which constantly try to act in a socialist fashion, and are the
least productive/effective of all.


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