The good thing is this discussion about “socialism-smoshiolism” v. “capitalism-smashiolism” eventually will help some people get a better understanding of how economy works.
Plain and simple.
Socialism makes a few people essentially be the owners of the “property of the people”.
Of course, I would never called people who are much more often wrong then right “experts”, but the point is, politicians need new economic models, and those models yet don’t exist, and the whole society is being shaken because of that.
And BTW, a truly smart politician would not use to describe himself/herself a term which would impede his/her political agenda.
The can't even sell their own ideas. For example, to promote the idea of basic income they say to people: "You are useless, but we do not want you to starve to death, so we will give you some money just because".
Well, to stress my frustration with the actions of current politicians on both sides of the political aisle. Because the actions of the current politicians will greatly affect my own living 15-20 years from now, and most probably, in a negative way (I have another post on this matter). Plus, I write for people who can hold their emotions in check. People whose emotions override their reasoning do not matter in politics because they are easily manipulated (an old Russian saying goes "Call me a pot, if it makes you feel better, just don't put me in an oven").
Appendix I: An example of an ordinary thinking.
Donald Trump is a racist, a misogynist, a bigot, and a white supremacist. But he has never really tried to hide it, hasn't he?
So the question is redundant, rhetorical, basically meaningless, because the answer is simple - that is who Donald Trump is.
So, why ask such a question?
This is how I see it.
The author, the editor, many readers, have a rather comfortable life, good job, family, friends. And the only splinter in his/her eye is Donald Trump. The President is not a nice person. If only the President of his/her Country looked good, was nice, polite and educated, if only he was a good person, the whole life would have been just peachy. There would be no more problems in the life of the author, the editor, many readers.
So, why asking difficult question, like why did Donald Trump become the President, what social and economic events have led to it, what are the political and economic perspectives for the Country, and what to do about them?
P.S. A comment on a recent attack on Chelsea Clinton.
Yep. And don't be the one.
Appendix II: Some Further Reading