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Forum Post: Why a Socialist America will not work

Posted 2 years ago on April 26, 2012, 6:31 p.m. EST by Spring12 (25)
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There would be no incentives for people to work harder — or even hard enough to meet their needs — because they would receive only enough to meet their needs regardless of how much they contribute. In addition, many capable workers would refuse to work at all and still expect to have their needs met. Another thing is that the government would determine the needs of the people in order to meet them. Critics say that this would cause problems because different people have different things that they would consider to be needs — as well as different things that they want, such as forms of leisure and entertainment. If a person's own ideas of his or her needs is different from what the government considers his or her needs, this could create unhappy citizens.

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[-] 10 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

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