Socialist Insurance policies: Steps Towards a System That Has At all times Failed | The Gateway Pundit

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A rustic’s slide into socialism/communism begins with socialist insurance policies. And each considered one of these has been proposed in america: like an exorbitant minimum wage which is exorbitant and never tied to efficiency or return on labor, a common primary revenue, charging for electrical energy utilization based on income fairly than amount of electrical energy used, issuing carbon usage credits, permitting the state, not the buyer, to determine how a lot is sufficient, imposing a billionaire tax, taxing wealth transfers and inheritance to forestall dad and mom from serving to their kids, and taxing unrealized capital gains to discourage saving and investing.

Past the purely financial, insurance policies that mandate demographic quotas for promotions, hiring, firing, or faculty acceptance are examples of social engineering that removes the “profit motive,” the reward for laborious work, disincentivizing laborious work, and ensuing within the promotion of those that can not meet the standard requirements.

Washington State has proposed eliminating the bar exam so as to improve range amongst attorneys. Oregon highschool college students will now not need to be able to learn, write, or do math so as to graduate, for a similar purpose.

United Airways introduced that it might prioritize range in its selection of trainee pilots. And so as to be certain that the youthful era understands solely the state agenda, homeschooling will be banned.

Socialism/Communism has by no means labored, however one way or the other, folks maintain voting for it and believing that this time can be completely different. The reality is that it has brought about tens of millions to starve to demise whereas robbing hundreds of millions of their innovation, creativity, and motivation.

The complete society, working completely different jobs from analysis scientist to ticket puncher, for an equal variety of turnip coupons, is so unnatural that it may possibly solely exist in a totalitarian system the place folks don’t have any selection.

No capitalist nation ever pressured folks to earn a revenue, however communist international locations had to make use of their secret police and state surveillance to drive folks to not.

Nobody was ever shot attempting to interrupt into West Germany or swimming to Cuba.

Socialism can not deliver prosperity as a result of it destroys the market capabilities of personal property and eliminates the incentives for extra productive folks to work more durable or extra creative folks to innovate. Socialists are at all times apprehensive about wealth inequality, and their answer at all times entails taking cash from the harder-working, extra environment friendly folks and giving it to the much less productive.

Socialists consider that in the event that they had been to forcibly redistribute the wealth, everybody could be higher off. The primary downside with this logic is that the individuals who have wealth now could be worse off if somebody stole it.

America has the very best GDP per capita in your entire American continent, from Canada to Argentina, together with the Caribbean. The US common revenue is about $76,000 per year.

In Haiti, it is $1,748. If the socialists had their means and redistributed the wealth evenly throughout the roughly 1 billion folks within the Americas, the common could be $35,000 per yr. So, US residents could be giving up greater than half their revenue however would nonetheless be working the identical jobs, for a similar variety of hours.

When you obtained the identical wage, it doesn’t matter what, you’d cease doing extra time, cease arising with new concepts, and just about cease working in any respect. Within the Soviet Union, there was a joke: “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.”

Nearly each communist nation started by abolishing cash and nationalizing manufacturing of all the pieces, together with meals. Inside a really quick time, these international locations confronted famines.

With no revenue incentive, there was no motivation for farmers to develop meals. Moreover, with no cash costs, there was no rational solution to calculate the price of planting versus the cash earned from promoting the produce or to calculate what number of assets must be allotted to producing meals versus producing another product.

Almost six million folks in the us starved to demise in the Soviet Famine (1931-1934). Roughly half of those had been Ukrainians, dwelling within the “breadbasket of Europe.”

Throughout the Khmer Rouge interval (1975-1979) in Cambodia, between one half and a 3rd of the inhabitants died of hunger and overwork, though practically 100% of the inhabitants was despatched out to the fields to farm. Venezuelans are going through starvation, whereas Cubans are going through shortages of all the pieces.

The winner of the socialist hunger demise toll competitors is Mao Zedong, whose Nice Famine (1958-1962) killed 30 million Chinese.

India was resource-rich and had the most important workforce, however socialist insurance policies led to India turning into synonymous with excessive poverty. The us was probably the most resource-rich nation on the planet and had one of many largest workforces, however had an economic system about 5% the dimensions of the U.S. China equally had an enormous workforce, and it was not until 2007 that the common Chinese language citizen was incomes greater than the common American was incomes in the year 1900.

Vietnam additionally skilled a mini-famine attributable to communism, however they shortly realized that by privatizing farming, they had been in a position to improve rice manufacturing.

It was privatization that additionally ended the Chinese language famine, and Deng Xiaoping permitting personal sector entrepreneurs to earn income that lifted 800 million Chinese language out of poverty.

No former communist nation has ever reverted to communism. And China and Vietnam, the world’s largest remaining communist international locations, dramatically elevated the welfare of their folks by permitting market economics, revenue, and personal possession.

However each China and Vietnam stay dramatically poorer than the US due to their refusal to fully let go of communism/socialism.

Given all of the proof in opposition to it, how can American socialists consider that this time can be completely different?