by Joseph Branco
April 06, 2005
Here is an excerpt from a pro-socialist website briefly explaining the principles of socialism:
"In a socialist society the means of production are owned by the workers rather than by a rich minority of capitalists or functionaries. Such a system of ownership is both collective and individual in nature.
It is collective because society can control production unlike the economic anarchy of capitalism and because production is for the common good rather than for individual profit. At the same time it is individual because workers are no longer a 'collective' mob of alienated non-owners employed by a minority of owners. Work becomes a free and self-affirming activity for each worker and they receive the full fruits of their labor. The capitalists and their servants no longer control production nor grow rich from other's toil. Everybody is an owner."
OK - Now several nations operate with socialist governments under this economic angle. Why have you not sought to live in countries that clearly offer the sort of "Big-Daddy Government Economic Protection and Equality for All" that you so clearly desire? If you are unhappy with capitalism, by all means, try another country with the socialist principles you use as your arguments. Since I have tried to explain the pitfalls of the minimum wage in a free market economy to no avail, I will not even begin to try and explain the problems with a socialist economy. I will allow you the opportunity to discover that on your own. Besides, apparently I have no soul since I dare to think that business is not solely responsible for the livelihood of American families.
Once again everyone, I am officially bowing out semi-gracefully from this discussion on minimum wage because I feel like we are all talking about two very different economic systems.
Mr. Timmerman - anyone who has time to complain about someone complaining about McDonald's should heed his own advice.
You should have sent your complaint
to MY website. It would have been much more efficient.
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