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The Need for Socialism and Individualism

s-anthony
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1/31/2015 1:00:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
No one has complete autonomy. In fact, the average person is for the most part dependent on the infrastructures of society to provide for his, or her, most basic needs. Needs such as food, shelter, and clothing in a modern society, for the most part, are not met by the individual, alone. He, or she, depends on the infrastructures of society to meet these needs. Most people use public roads to go to a neighborhood grocery store to buy the food they need to sustain themselves. Grocery stores, as is the building of roads, are a collaboration of farmers and business owners to supply the public with the food it needs. Public roads are not the product of any one person but are a collaboration of society through public funding to facilitate transportation. It is to the benefit of any society to meet the needs of its members through cooperation.

In saying this, I must conclude society is made of individuals and the health of society is determined by collective and individual dynamics. Using their most basic meanings, socialism is any need that is provided for collectively, such as the infrastructures of a society, conversely libertarianism is any need that is met independently of society. It takes the collective and the individual to create a society.
gingerbread-man
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1/31/2015 1:45:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/31/2015 1:00:04 PM, s-anthony wrote:
No one has complete autonomy. In fact, the average person is for the most part dependent on the infrastructures of society to provide for his, or her, most basic needs. Needs such as food, shelter, and clothing in a modern society, for the most part, are not met by the individual, alone. He, or she, depends on the infrastructures of society to meet these needs. Most people use public roads to go to a neighborhood grocery store to buy the food they need to sustain themselves. Grocery stores, as is the building of roads, are a collaboration of farmers and business owners to supply the public with the food it needs. Public roads are not the product of any one person but are a collaboration of society through public funding to facilitate transportation. It is to the benefit of any society to meet the needs of its members through cooperation.

In saying this, I must conclude society is made of individuals and the health of society is determined by collective and individual dynamics. Using their most basic meanings, socialism is any need that is provided for collectively, such as the infrastructures of a society, conversely libertarianism is any need that is met independently of society. It takes the collective and the individual to create a society.

That's why countries with fee markets and an adequate social net tend to be the up the top of the best countries to live in list.
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s-anthony
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1/31/2015 11:09:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
That's why countries with fee markets and an adequate social net tend to be the up the top of the best countries to live in list.

That's true, but, here, in America, we have Libertarians who fight against any form of assistance coming from the Government while constantly seeking tax breaks for those who have the largest carbon footprint.
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2/1/2015 1:09:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/31/2015 11:09:50 PM, s-anthony wrote:
That's why countries with fee markets and an adequate social net tend to be the up the top of the best countries to live in list.

That's true, but, here, in America, we have Libertarians who fight against any form of assistance coming from the Government while constantly seeking tax breaks for those who have the largest carbon footprint.

I hear Scandinavia calling....... or the south Pacific
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