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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #31)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:04 PM

36. Call it what you want, that is the model that AOC, Warren, and Sanders are referring to.

 

When they say "democratic socialism". But you knew that.
Of course they are mixed economies. Socialism is the cheapest most efficient way to pay for things like education, police, army, social needs, and medical coverage, but other industries are structured in a capitalist way. In other words, they separate things that are deemed necessities, even so far as being a 'right', like education, healthcare etc.. to be administered by democratically elected officials with tax money, to not only keep costs down by eliminating the private executives salaries, and the shareholders profits, but the whole concept of making money from others misery, and by denial of service, rather than believing in the concept of healthcare being a right, rather than a privilege.

And there are obviously various mixes around the world, with some being more regulated than others. There is no hard line between socialism and capitalism in modern day economies. Canada has been called "Socialist" especially by some on the right, yet they have almost the same degree of capitalism in their industries. They even have some of the same socialist departments like SS, unemployment, veteran care, its just that Canada also has also socialized their medical system as well. Also maternity leave and a higher minimum wage.

All Sanders and the others coming from the progressive wing are advocating are advancements that every other western democracy enjoys. Not even that 'revolutionary'. And as Bernie said, why can't the richest nation in the world afford to provide its citizens with what other countries have?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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