Socialist or not?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Gurdari, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Gurdari
    Offline

    Gurdari Egaliterra

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Thanks Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    the West
    Ratings:
    +40
    Should we have MORE socialism applied to our nation or less?

    Example:

    In light of the recent economic woes, it seems the more regulated economies are doing better, and have less issues...
     
  2. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    If by socialism you mean bread lines then those are probably in some of our futures.

    If by socialism you mean laying bad paper on the American people to bail out billionaires, then I'll pass, thank you.
     
  3. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,365
    Thanks Received:
    12,696
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,806
    Which countries?
     
  4. Gurdari
    Offline

    Gurdari Egaliterra

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Thanks Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    the West
    Ratings:
    +40
    I am not sure I had a rigid definition in mind.. perhaps I meant more democratic control over the economy (in this case).

    Less whims of the free market, and more VISIBLE hand of the government.

    As for two examples, we could use Canada and the US?
     
  5. Andrew2382
    Offline

    Andrew2382 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,994
    Thanks Received:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +537
    you mean countries like England, Germany those socialistic countries are doing great, bailing out their banks as well.
     
  6. Gurdari
    Offline

    Gurdari Egaliterra

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Thanks Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    the West
    Ratings:
    +40
    Hmm... how socialist is England? I know there a few socialist northern Euro countries up there that have high tax, high literacy, low crime, more regulation, etc. and I haven't heard much about their crises yet, though I don't read the Norwegian Post...

    I guess my question was if people here think MORE regulation is better or worse?
     
  7. Andrew2382
    Offline

    Andrew2382 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,994
    Thanks Received:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +537
    depends on who you are asking

    the left wing loons want the government to control evertyhing

    true conservtives want government out of our lives but for main neccesities
     
  8. Gurdari
    Offline

    Gurdari Egaliterra

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Thanks Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    the West
    Ratings:
    +40
    Loons? You just said that the COnservatives would want the gov intervening in important stuff, no?

    If something is bad, why not keep it FAR WAY from important things?
     
  9. karlfinton
    Offline

    karlfinton Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    errrr. neo-liberalism is a bad call. We should all know this. 'Important stuff' to me is healthcare, education, food, energy, housing, and transportation to some degree. These programs should not be sold out by the government, especially to the lowest bidders. This is, however, exactly what our governments do, and they get what they pay for. We get what they pay for. im no left-wing nut, and i understand Canada cannot have a socialist government. But yes, i do believe that government has to strip power from the corporations that rule these necessities, and they have to be more accountable to who they hand that power over to.
     

Share This Page