Look at the countries with socialist programs and tight regs on the capitalists. They are doing well. Unbridled capitalism will be our destruction. China understands this. Capitalism fails over and over only to be saved by a socialist program. Our healthcare system is still in the 19th century as the costs continue to skyrocket. There is an unrational fear of socialism in the US. Until we get over it we wil keep moving downward. It is a myth that we have free markets, democracy and that the markets eventually correct themselves. I know the arguements I will recieve but I have heard them over and over. No nation can survive under a capitalistic system that is not strongly regualted. Capitalism is not god.
idiocy such as this dribble and predictably indefensible diatribe is not based on actual historic events detailing socialism`s multiple failures. the facts, metrics and the downright human suffering caused by the "socialism" experiment(s) is a matter of record and etched in the human collective conciousness.. hyden not only fails in his defense of socialism more than likely he just fails; at everything. LOL and now on ignore!
None of the countries you mentioned are socialist. Some have socialistic programs. Pure socialism is control by democratic means. Even China is not a socialist country but China understands the pitfalls of capitalism from studying the US. Smart nations have learned that there are advantages in all systems and use an eclectic form. This country has been indoctrinated over decades to fear socialism and most people don't understand what it is. The corporate sector has had way too much influence in this country planting misinformation and fears and the people are consequently paying a big price and will continue to until they understand that capitalism is not god. It is based on selfishness and greed.
I live in Toronto and let me tell you, Nobody will pay for my failures. If you're a lazy pos, you go on welfare (if you qualify), steal or live in the streets. You think people on welfare got it good? You should see where they live and what they have to put up with on a daily basis. The only difference here is that every citizen get unlimited health care. Do you think poorer people get to put their elders in nice homes? The only difference basically here is that we won't let people die just because they can't afford treatments. Stop thinking everybody here is getting a free ride because that's bull. If a socialist country has corrupt people running it, we'll what do think will happen (Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal). If ran properly, socialism works and is the key factor to a nation's longevity and stability. JMO.