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Old 09-07-2015, 06:37 PM   #17
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A Social Democrat is typically a socialist who is also for a parliamentary democracy.

You seem to blur the lines between Communism and Socialism, which is typical for someone who leans right. They are similar but in the end more different enough to requite distinction.

Your explanation above about what is the purpose of socialism, its a bit narrow and also crosses into Communism.

Also even if this while thing about Muslim enclaves is true (highly unlikely), its hardly a reflection on the success or failure of the Scandinavian semi Socialist model. Lets face it, if you put these Muslim Extremists in a Utopia, they will probably burn it to the ground.

Its hard to deny that as a whole the Scandinavian socio-economic model is quite balanced and successful. I also wouldn't quite call it socialism either. The means of production certainly are not owned and controlled by the public.

The Scandinavian model is a cross between Socialism and Capitalism, taking the better parts of both systems to benefit the majority of its society.

The public owns only the basic institutions like utilities, roads, education, and health care. Which give its society a steady baseline. They ensure people dont end up in poverty and that they have a basic existence secure. Then they incentivize working, with strong focus on workers rights. They still allow for individual growth and innovation without allowing wealth to become to centralized.

To date no one has came up with a more well balanced system.

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Originally Posted by Vangelovski View Post
What's a 'social democrat'?
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