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Apparently there are some new stats out that during the USSR’s Socialist days, there was a higher life expectancy and better educated adults. https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34633228_10209635751730419_3609820841493135360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2d4434fd4746dd24b8ab189c656534f0&oe=5BAB6972
Many people promote Socialism as the ultimate economic status, because of the reasons listed in the image. But what good are those reasons, if the intentions are not good? For example, while more people are staying in school in Socialist countries, and are coming out better educated due to secondary education being a right, what exactly are these schools teaching? And with healthcare, while there is a better life expectancy for universal healthcare, what quality is it? Are they making the same medical breakthroughs as Capitalist countries? Can they afford the same technology? All these questions must be answered before one decides their stance on Socialism.
Personally, I am against. There’s no private property, it punishes success, and the government suffocates the ability of the country to advance technologically speaking. It also doesn’t allow the individual to express their abilities because everyone is required to be “equal.” However, everyone gets a chance at education and healthcare, for example, and (on the more milder end of Socialism) it prevents monopolies from forming, letting everyone have a chance to succeed with their business. What say you? Are you for or against? Why?