Posts Tagged ‘socialism’

on socialism and single payer

September 18, 2017

It’s amusing if tiring to read Leftists defend socialism from its failures in Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, etc., but claiming they’re not actually instances of socialism. We in the United States will get it right.

This summer it was reported in The Telegraph that getting an appointment to see a GP in the UK was getting increasingly difficult. Now it’s being reported that certain joint surgeries are not available to patients who are smokers or are overweight.

In light of the current push by Democrat politicians for single payer in the United States, I fully expect to hear before long that the NHS is not really a single payer system.

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on willful blindness

May 8, 2017

The rise in popularity of Senator Bernie Sanders on the left in the United States at the same time Venezuela collapses after the socialist rule of Chavez and Maduro raises the question of why abject failure in one country does not lead to learning in another. The willful blindness of the press in the United States, as helpfully illustrated in this column, goes a long way to explaining it.

the Socialist apocalypse

May 20, 2016

One wonders if American Leftists believe that if they were in charge in Venezuela, Socialism would have worked.

Coming to a country near you

March 14, 2016

Leftists decry the idea of American exceptionalism, except on one point. Leftists believe that Americans are the only people who will be able to implement Socialism as a system without it destroying the economy, as has happened everywhere it’s been tried, Venezuela being the current illustration. But according to the Left, Americans will be the exception.

Quote of the day

October 13, 2013

What is good for the poor? I think that the evidence of the last fifty years is clear enough, so that we can say that we know the following: The most effective method of reducing poverty is economic growth. The economic system most likely to generate growth is capitalism. By way of contrast, socialism is ineffective in generating growth, and most likely to produce equality in poverty for most people and wealth for a small elite (the nomenklatura of the Soviet Union and other socialist regimes).

Peter Berger

I think we can say that wealth for a small elite has been the effect of U.S. federal policy for some time now.