View Poll Results: Is the USA a socialist state?

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    Is the USA a socialist state?

    The question is in the title.

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    Works better with smily in the title. Aspects exist, but compared to some other 200 countries and territories, I wouldn't call them strictly socialist.

    edit: could you link a picture of those pastry things; googleing 'Malta pastry things' is quite unsatisfactory

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    You been on them date pastries a bit too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevoicefromwithin View Post
    Works better with smily in the title. Aspects exist, but compared to some other 200 countries and territories, I wouldn't call them strictly socialist.

    edit: could you link a picture of those pastry things; googleing 'Malta pastry things' is quite unsatisfactory
    Imqaret.

    They do not look particularly appetising, but they taste delicious. Not too healthy though.


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    Much obliged kind sir. If it was healthy, I'd probably not be interested.

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    The idea that Trump is leading a socialist state is pretty amusing I must say

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    No, It is a Capitalist state with some Socialised systems.

    Ways you can tell it isn't a Socialist state. a) It isn't a third World shit hole. b) It's still has Value to it's economy.

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    It's a mixed economy with both socialistic, capitalistic and other ideas. The world is not so black and white. There never has been a socialist, capitalist or other kind of state.

    That should keep me covered.
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    Is the USA a socialist state? No, it is a liberal democratic state.
    Is Sweden a socialist state? No, it is a liberal democratic state.
    Is Cuba a socialist state? Yes, it is a socialist state.

    Very weird poll. The USA is as a matter of fact not a socialist state. You could have looked it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_state
    A socialist state or socialist republic (sometimes Workers' State) refers to any state that is constitutionally dedicated to the establishment of socialism.

    A socialist state is to be distinguished from a multi-party liberal democratic state governed by a self-described socialist party, where the state is not constitutionally bound to the construction of socialism. In such cases, the political system and machinery of government is not specifically structured to pursue the development of socialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarc View Post
    Very weird poll. The USA is as a matter of fact not a socialist state. You could have looked it up.
    I am not making the argument that it is a socialist state.

    It comes from this exchange...

    Me:
    ...you end up with the ridiculous situation where you are claiming that the likes of US, UK and Germany are socialist states.
    Not me:
    There's nothing "ridiculous" about that.

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    No the USA is not a socialist state... yet.

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-p...712-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    It's a mixed economy with both socialistic, capitalistic and other ideas. The world is not so black and white. There never has been a socialist, capitalist or other kind of state.

    That should keep me covered.
    Yet I would disagree. First of all I would say that your definition of a mixed economy in this context is wrong:

    Quote Originally Posted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_economy
    In reference to post-war Western and Northern European economic models, as championed by Christian democrats and social democrats, the mixed economy is defined as a form of capitalism where most industries are privately owned with only a minority of public utilities and essential services under public ownership. In the post-war era, European social democracy became associated with this economic model.
    Second of all I am not entirely sure that the US qualifies as that form of capitalism even, as they have Anglo-Saxon capitalism, not Nordic capitalism or Rhine capitalism, which are both mixed economies, like most of Europe has. Though it may well qualify.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism#Mixed_economy
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    A bit tilted about that discussion you have/had with Endus, are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalis View Post
    I am not making the argument that it is a socialist state.

    It comes from this exchange...

    Me:

    Not me:
    Cool, I did not make any judgement as to wether you were making that argument or not. As you were just plainly asking a question I simply pointed out that you could have looked it up. But you should have added that exchange to your original post, for context.

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    I am not yet sure which kind of socialism you mean. The old marx version, or the new "american" definition?

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