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Why do so many people believe socialism works?

At that rally last weekend I saw a bunch of signs for Socialism. It hasn't worked for countries that have it. Look at Greece and some of the European countries. They are going towards Capitalism. You now can buy your own insurance if you want same in Canada. So it boils down again to the fact that if you have money you can buy your needed insurance and the poor have long waits. So why in the world would be want more Socialism. Why not improve on the system we have rather than dissolve it.

Asked By: My Baby! - 10/4/2010
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This is good question. Allow me to answer it as a socialist, not a capitalist... More
Answered By: Andy F - 10/4/2010
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Because Che Guevara was photogenic... = So why in the world would be want more Socialism. “Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it” -- Thomas Sowell
Answered By: Міша - 10/4/2010
 
When messiah promised the sky, some weak souls went for it.
Answered By: Real Grit - 10/4/2010
 
Indoctrination
Answered By: Duke - 10/4/2010
 
Because they are taught that lie in school from Kindergarten on.
Answered By: Sooners Girl - 10/4/2010
 
Because people like the idea of getting something for doing nothing. It works for the poor people only temporarily but fails eventually. Remember that liberals don't listen to facts and logic.
Answered By: Does this look unsure to you? - 10/4/2010
 
Who are "all of these people"?
Answered By: brown9500v13 - 10/4/2010
 
Because their lazy minded and have probably just latched on to a mantra repeated by another lazy mind ...............Most who believe it seem to be hippies and school age kids .
Answered By: Michon - 10/4/2010
 
It does work. North Korea is better than South Korea. East Germany was better than West Germany. USSR was better than USA. China is better than Japan. (sarcasm)
Answered By: Too logical for my own good - 10/4/2010
 
well, it's working for Norway. but when the oil runs out, they will be in trouble.
Answered By: wg0z - 10/4/2010
 
Most of the people who are for socialism are the ones that want others to have to support them. They do not want to work, but they want the ones that do work to be forced into paying their way for them.
Answered By: the cloned one - 10/4/2010
 
I believe in a mixed economy... and that has the highest levels of success... by almost any standard... sometimes that means more socialism and sometimes that means less... why do cons yell socialism at everything that moves yet most want at least some "socialist" programs?
Answered By: g - 10/4/2010
 
because it has a good premise (remember how we teach little kids to share?) but people who truly support pure socialism do not take into account that greed does and will always cause socialism to fail
Answered By: Alex - 10/4/2010
 
The only people who "believe" socialism works are liberals. America is getting ready to show them the door.
Answered By: Obama Isukin Mahweener - 10/4/2010
 
they believe it can work if " we just do it right". problem is over 100yr's and 100,000,000 dead people later we still haven't gotten it right.
Answered By: casey - 10/4/2010
 
Not many people think that. It doesn't stop people from being socialists. I would venture to say that those holding socialist signs would be very unhappy if that were to become reality... More
Answered By: maxmom - 10/4/2010
 
It cannot work very well because many countries around the socialist ones are Capitalist.If all countries around the world become socialists then we will live in a paradise. Example : Cuba Why is it poor? because of the US embargo
Answered By: Lol - 10/4/2010
 
We are far from socialist. Wild west style capitalism is not working well for us these days yet socialist China continues to rise. It's hard to find something in a store that's not made in a communist country these days. Maybe it's our system that's broke, of course the cons would never admit that. A mix of... More
Answered By: L T - 10/4/2010
 
1. Lots of blacks feel inferior because they dont have the intelligence to compete. (no offense but its true... More
Answered By: Jason Jackson - 10/4/2010
 
Actuall it does work in theory, but in reality the human nature takes over, you end up with a lot of angry people... More
Answered By: Apurva - 10/4/2010
 
Socialism does work in its pure form. In the same sense, Capitalism works well in its pure form. If everyone in the society believes in the same ideas then there is no controversy. The problem with socialism in countries where it has failed is because it is not socialism. The name is used when really they are running... More
Answered By: Charles Clark - 10/4/2010
 
The promise of (a minor child's) perpetual childhood. No responsibility, not even for yourself... More
Answered By: jim s - 10/4/2010
 
You say : "It hasn't worked for countries that have it... More
Answered By: That Old Guy - 10/4/2010
 
The people who want something for nothing believe in socialism of course. No risk involved for them which is indicative of the loss of the work ethic for many, but NOT ALL of us.
Answered By: colorado kid - 10/4/2010
 
Greece, nor any of the European countries have had socialism yet. They've all had capitalism with some social programs tied in. Canada, nope, that's capitalism too.
Answered By: jessi - 10/4/2010
 
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