THE ARGUMENT FOR SOCIALISM

THE ARGUMENT FOR SOCIALISM

The argument for socialism goes against history and every attempt to make it work.

The argument for socialism goes against reason by appeals to emotion.

The argument for socialism goes against human nature and the quest for liberty and self responsibility.

The argument for socialism contains an inherent need for a powerful state apparatus acting as the nanny.

The argument for socialism demands conformity, uniformity, and regimentation. For needs to be fulfilled efficiently, needs must be homogenized and leveled.

The opposite of socialism is not capitalism, it is the free market model sans capitalization. It is unregulated trade.

Unregulated trade does not equate to unregulated products; safety, honest business practice, etc.

Unregulated trade in the free market need not necessarily lead to private ownership of utilities, and infrastructure. Local government has a place in such industries as; fire departments, police, water district, electricity, mass transport systems [bus or rail].

Unregulated trade need not embrace corporatism, the use of a fictitious entity can be regulated by statute, and charters limited.
The rise in corporatism in the US was a judicial slight of hand and unconstitutional, when corporations were granted “personhood” [Santa Clara v Southern Pacific]

Unregulated trade does not mean putting up with usury and the counterfeit “money” syndicate. It is the responsibility of Congress to regulate weights and measures of precious metals.
The government has no mandate to generate wealth under the Constitution, only the responsibility to create a level playing field free of criminal activity {malum in se}.

Central planning cannot be exacting to the needs for production. A national economy is overwhelmingly complex.

Profit is incentive, one that withers in a socialist regime.

Competition encourages innovation and ingenuity. Under socialism the only outlet for ingenuity is political intrigue.

In closing, Monopoly Capitalism is not a “free market”, the use of this term in a monopoly capitalist market is simply Newspeak. What has not been attempted since the end of the republic is actual free trade. Socialism has been tried countless times, in fact the present system in America today is a synthesis of corporatist monopoly socialism and communitarianism.

And this, is a police state.

A government given the responsibility to care for a peoples every vital need—MUST be given the power to carry such a task out, which means the power to rule your every vital action. This is the very definition of TYRANNY.

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3 thoughts on “THE ARGUMENT FOR SOCIALISM

  1. Artificial Intelligence Can’t Solve the Knowledge Problem

    The only reliable method we have found to aggregate preferences, abilities, and efforts is the free market. Through the price system, it aligns incentives with information revelation. This method is not perfect, and its outcomes are often unsatisfactory. Nevertheless, like democracy, all the other alternatives, including “digital socialism,” are worse.

    From Facebook to Amazon, Google, and Apple, large corporations increasingly gather huge amounts of data on their users, then use that data to predict behavior, tailor the content to display, or suggest products for purchase. But the use of such complex calculations is not limited to private corporations.

    There are increasing calls from prominent individuals to put faith in the power of machine learning to determine national policy. In November 2016, for example, Jack Ma, founder of retail giant Alibaba, stated:

    Over the past 100 years, we have come to believe that the market economy is the best system, but in my opinion, there will be a significant change in the next three decades, and the planned economy will become increasingly big. Why? Because with access to all kinds of data, we may be able to find the invisible hand of the market. The planned economy I am talking about is not the same as the one used by the Soviet Union or at the beginning of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The biggest difference between the market economy and planned economy is that the former has the invisible hand of market forces. In the era of big data, the abilities of human beings in obtaining and processing data are greater than you can imagine. With the help of artificial intelligence or multiple intelligence, our perception of the world will be elevated to a new level. As such, big data will make the market smarter and make it possible to plan and predict market forces so as to allow us to finally achieve a planned economy.

    The term “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) describes computer programs that can model the environment of their assigned tasks and act autonomously to maximize their chances of succeeding in those tasks. In particular, “Machine Learning” (ML), a variety of AI using specialized algorithms to enable learning from mistakes and new data, has flourished in the last fifty years. It has recently begun to be employed in the fields of economics, social science, and public policy.

    The increasing sophistication and competence of machine learning in these fields has given public policy analysts misguided confidence in the ability of machine learning-aided economic policy to substitute for human decisions. The truth is, these new methods repeat the errors of previous attempts to automate and centralize economies. Although machine learning demonstrates an impressive capacity to solve complex analytical problems, it only finds associations rather than meaningful causal relationships, and it is unable to overcome fundamental information incentive problems that the free market adequately solves. In other words, in spite of Mr. Ma’s optimism, artificial intelligence will simply never be smart enough to replace the free market.

    The truth is, these new methods repeat the errors of previous attempts to automate and centralize economies.

    https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2021/07/76963/

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