The phenomenon of young Americans turning to classic socialism is interesting. Even more interesting than that is the fact that their critics are unaware they are socialists themselves. http://quillian.net/blog/young-socialists/
Socialism is defined in a number of different ways. In a free market economy, a price system determines how goods, services and resources are rationed. Any economy that is not free market based is a form of economics by force. Our former price system in the united states has been replaced by a system of allocating resources according to political power.
The critics of the classic socialists are socialists themselves. Without fail, they are Americans who reap great rewards by virtue of the political power their socioeconomic class possesses. Politics in the United States has turned out to be a game of “Look at them. Don’t look at me.” In the meantime wealth continues to be extracted out of the bottom of the food chain, and due to political power channeled to the top.
What you are hearing from the right is, “Pay me just because I exist but make sure free market principles are applied to everyone at the bottom of the food chain. So many Americans are conveniently unaware that they, not those they criticize are the problem.
Where are the free market people? If there were any, you would see them. How is a free market person recognized. A free market person is taking demonstrative action to repeal laws and close government agencies. If the day ever comes when you see that role occupied, you will have seen a free market person.
The socialism for the rich camp is well entrenched and not going anywhere any time soon. They don’t want to share their spoils with the people on the bottom so they call themselves capitalists while functioning as top down socialists. All would benefit by a free market system but that idea is not treated as an option.
The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.
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