SocialismAn economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Curious if you think the media driven argument follows these definitions?A political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
Also, where do you stand on these issues? I searched the forum and found no topic specifically about this.
I was having this discussion with a couple of close friends and they had opposing views. I didn't say much in the conversation because they began getting pretty irritated at each other (as most of these conversations get), but it's an interesting conversation.
It isn't very different from "free will vs predestination". For obvious reasons, both sides can feel attacked by the other. A socialist, believing socialism is the best for everyone (including themselves), would believe that someone desiring capitalism is desiring a system that is not beneficial to the general population (i.e. harmful). The opposite is true, as well. A capitalist, believing capitalism is the best for everyone(including themselves), would believe that someone desiring socialism is desiring a system that is not beneficial to the general population (i.e. harmful). Repeated on purpose...
Both sides seem to judge the other that they are lazy or greedy. While both could be true, neither are any more likely than the other. Everyone wants to work less and everyone wants to make more money. These are conditions of being human. If you do not fall in either of these categories I can assure you, you are the outlier.
There are plenty of examples of socialism and capitalism in our world outside of the USA. Just take a gander at North and South Korea. That's basically a side by side comparison.