Tag Archives: Welfare State

The Washington Post: Opinion- Elizabeth Bruenig: ‘This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Concept of Socialism’

Source: The New Democrat Elizabeth Bruenig, is right that what’s called democratic socialism or social democracy, is not let’s just say it which is communism. The authoritarian-totalitarian wing of socialism. Britain and Sweden, are not North Korea or Cuba, so … Continue reading

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Daniel J. Mitchell: Disagreeing With Socialism, Despising Marxist Socialism

Source: Daniel J. Mitchcell: Disagreeing With Socialism, Despising Marxist Socialism I agree with Dan Mitchell about one thing in his piece on his blog. That the point that I believe as well that John Judis argued in his column at The … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- John Judis: The Socialism America Needs Now

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat To give you an idea of what I believe socialism is and what it isn’t, I agree with John Judis at TNR that socialism has a couple layers, three if … Continue reading

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Philosophy Insights: The Open Mind With Richard Heffner- Milton Friedman: What is Actually Wrong With Socialism?

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat What is wrong with socialism? Where should I start? First I guess I’ll tell you what actually seems to work about socialism in other countries and to a certain extent … Continue reading

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The Week: Opinion- Ryan Cooper- ‘Democrats Should Embrace The Freedom Not To Choose’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I’m not trying to sound insulting here (but don’t mind if I do) but what Ryan Cooper wrote in The Week this week (ha, ha get it) could’ve been written … Continue reading

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AlterNet: Alexandra Rosenmann- Why Noam Chomsky Won’t Call Himself a Modern-Day Liberal

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: AlterNet: Alexandra Rosenmann- Why Noam Chomsky Won’t Call Himself a Modern-Day Liberal I’ve blogged a lot about Noam Chomsky over the last five years or so, because I find him … Continue reading

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POLITICO Magazine: Paul Starr- Why Democrats Should Beware Bernie Sanders Socialism

Source: The New Democrat The main point I get from Paul Starr’s column are the differences between socialism and liberalism. And they’re not the same thing whether you’re talking about communism which of course is different from liberalism. Because liberalism … Continue reading

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