Is Socialism in America’s Future?

There are several indications that socialism is a growing force in America. Alas, some of these indicators suggest that Americans’ views of socialism could become even more positive in the future. That isn’t good. On many occasions in the 19th and 20th centuries, people have asked, “[w]hy is there no socialism in America?” What they usually meant is, “[w]hy isn’t there a sizable number of socialists in national politics?” Sadly, that question, especially in terms of what most people who posed it meant, doesn’t seem to apply today.  In every nation where it’s been tried, socialism has been a colossal failure in terms of the society’s economy. As the late Margaret Thatcher noted, “[t]he problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Socialism also typically entails various forms of authoritarianism, or, at the very least, some government regimentation of...(Read Full Article)