How to keep young people from becoming Socialists

After the first test, the grades were averaged; and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset, and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less; and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride, too, so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame, and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings; and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED! The professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

RTWT.

It’s pretty simple.Socialism only works with walls topped with barbed wire.And even then,only for a while.You eventually run out of other peoples money.

It didn’t work at Plymouth Rock,it hasn’t worked in Europe,we see the failure of American quasi-socialism here now.

Scalability is a concept we need to acquaint ourselves with.

Definition of ‘Scalability’
A characteristic of a system, model or function that describes its capability to cope and perform under an increased or expanding workload. A system that scales well will be able to maintain or even increase its level of performance or efficiency when tested by larger operational demands.

Despite the Socialist claims that it needs to be bigger in order for it to work,the fact remains that nowhere it has been tried has it ever worked.Socialism has extremely low scalability.
The seed is foul.The fruit is worse.

Freedom has worked everywhere it has been tried.It is what made us so great.Compare the two Koreas,or the two Germanys a few decades ago.

Freedom has a high degree of scalability.
The seed is fair.The fruit is better.

Choose freedom.Live in liberty.

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  1. Matt Strictland

    Small error there, neither Korea nor Germany are doing very well.

    Korea is highly market centered but has a catastrophically low birth rate, 1.21 per family which means in not that many years there will be no South Koreans at all.

    Germany is a little better off at 1.5 but it already has population decline. Its also a Social Democracy with high levels of government control over markets.

    Neither system apparently works well enough to replace the population.

    And don’t bother trying to limit birth control, that will also fail. Japan, which had a sort of Corporate Run Socialism no longer has that and its birth rate is lower than that of South Korea. They have few birth control options (condoms only IIRC) . They simply don’t have much sex.

    Assumptions that do not take into account well all of modernity with birth control and TV , video games and the Internet are bound to fail.

    You also cannot use the religion lever anymore and claim XYZ faith demand more babies. This will not guarantee a replacement population of any kind of citizens you’d want.

    Unless a state decides to take the approach Nicolae Ceaușescu did and resort to rape gangs and birth control bans which in his case resulted in Romania being damaged and him being executed, there is only one path to at least replacement population.

    To have capitalism or any kind of market society people must have the financial resources and a social incentive to have kids. And remember, no kids, no markets.

    How we get there without handouts is above my pay grade.

    However it happens corporations need to voluntarily pay good wages to plenty of workers, if they put profit above all else, they have no future. workers are consumers. Enough said.

    • Thanks for the correction.I was speaking generally in terms of standard of living as it relates to relative socioeconomic freedom.

      • Matt Strictland

        On that count I strongly agree. People need some degree of what we call economic liberty here in the West along with low corruption to prosper.

        The problem I think is the balance, an excess concentration of wealth in any hands especially when the power leads to market rigging or monopoly power as it almost always does is functionally the same as Communism. Both drain incentives.

        Without those incentives, society stagnates. Now oligarchs thrive on stagnation but for the rest of society, well without a broad middle class, there is no freedom.

        Getting us back there without a bloated state in an era of job eating tech and global resource limits is not simple.