Friday, August 2, 2013

If I Were a Politician, I’d Probably Be a Socialist

Or, given that I’m an American, and socialism has a bad reputation in the US, I’d probably be a corporatist, which is what most US politicians are (of both parties).

It’s not that I believe in either economic program – I definitely don’t – but if I were a politician, I would want as much power as possible concentrated in the government (i.e., me) rather than diffused among all those ignorant people (i.e., you); that’s the nature of politicians everywhere.

The best way to do that is through socialism or corporatism, so that’s what I would support.

Wikipedia has a definition of corporatism here (as tripartism). In practice, to oversimplify, it amounts to socialism without the state ownership. When the term ‘crony capitalism’ is used in the US, it is often referring to corporatism/tripartism.

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