92% prefer Sweden! D'OH! LOL!

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    92% of Americans Prefer Sweden’s Wealth Distribution
    September 27th, 2010 • Related • Filed Under
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    By jason330
    Good thing everyone knows how terrible socialism is. Otherwise, these findings would be shocking.

    Americans vastly underestimate the degree of wealth inequality in America, and believe that the distribution should be far more equitable than it actually is, according to a new study.

    Or, as the study’s authors put it: “All demographic groups — even those not usually associated with wealth redistribution such as Republicans and the wealthy — desired a more equal distribution of wealth than the status quo.”

    More interesting than that, the report says, is that the respondents (a randomly selected 5,522-person sample, reflecting the country’s ideological, economic and gender demographics, surveyed in December 2005) believed the top 20 percent should own only 32 percent of the wealth. Respondents with incomes over $100,000 per year had similar answers to those making less than $50,000. (The report has helpful, multi-colored charts.)

    The respondents were presented with unlabeled pie charts representing the wealth distributions of the U.S., where the richest 20 percent controlled about 84 percent of wealth, and Sweden, where the top 20 percent only controlled 36 percent of wealth. Without knowing which country they were picking, 92 percent of respondents said they’d rather live in a country with Sweden’s wealth distribution.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Study: Most Americans want wealth distribution similar to Sweden
    92 percent prefer Swedish model to US model when given a choice. Americans generally underestimate the degree of income inequality in the United States, and if given a ...
    www.rawstory.com/.../poll-wealth-distribution-similar-sweden
     
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    I highly doubt 92% of Americans prefer Sweden's wealth distribution despite what your links may say. If 92% of people wanted something, it would be done.

    But if they really like Sweden's system so much, the solution is simple: Move to Sweden
     
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    Many Pub dupes THINK we DO have Sweden's wealth ratios...and don't bother trying to move there...dumb.
     
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    I lived in sweden for half a year, and am fond of that country EXCEPT for its economic system. If americans actually lived there for the amount of time I did, I sincerely doubt that most would prefer it to the US regarding economics. Incidentally, sweden doesn't have a socialist system - it's a social democracy.
     
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    Do you think 400 families should have as much wealth as the poorest 60%?
     
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    Social democracy is socialism. The call it that so as to not scare Americans, or republicans more like.

    They don't say Sweden, just give its wealth ratios. The real place is too cold (temp and people), and the beer is WAY too expensive.
     
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    Thanks for that but murkins aren't smart enough to grasp social democracy. Immediately Marxism , Commie and pinko fag bleat from their minuscule brains.
     
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    Lol! And Good Night!!
     
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    No, it's not. Social democracy, the government of most european countries, is like the welfare state writ large. Socialism is government ownership of the means of production and distribution. There are no socialist countries in europe anymore, and few left in the world.
     

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