Skip to comments.Rolling Stone: America Should Replace Capitalism With Socialism
Posted on 01/04/2014 4:15:35 PM PST by mandaladon
The next time you wonder just how far to the left Rolling Stone magazine is, consider that in its first issue of the new year, it actually published an article calling for capitalism to be totally abolished in America and replaced with a socialist structure wherein people didn't need to work, all assets were taken over by the government, and redistributed to the masses.
Fasten your seatbelts before continuing further:
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
Unemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector...A job guarantee that paid a living wage would anchor prices, drive up conditions for workers at megacorporations like Walmart and McDonald's, and target employment for the poor and long-term unemployed people to whom conventional stimulus money rarely trickles all the way down...Imagine a world where people could contribute the skills that inspire them teaching, tutoring, urban farming, cleaning up the environment, painting murals rather than telemarketing or whatever other stupid tasks bosses need done to supplement their millions. Sounds nice, doesn't it? Sounds nice? And where would the money come from? And what would the goods and services produced by so many people requiring higher wages cost? How would people afford them?
Keep your seatbelts on, because the author has an answer:
2. Social Security for All But let's think even bigger. Because as much as unemployment blows, so do jobs. What if people didn't have to work to survive? Enter the jaw-droppingly simple idea of a universal basic income, in which the government would just add a sum sufficient for subsistence to everyone's bank account every month...
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Does nobody study history over there?
The only field in which Rollong Stone has less credibility than economics is music.
Problem is, they already ran out of other people’s money.
Yep. After millions of dead and millions more suffering because of socialism, Rolling Stone is gonna make it work this time. “We promise...we won’t kill millions this time...pinky swear!”
PATRIOTS: America Should Replace Rolling Stone With Just About Anything.
What we have is crony fascism.
America is based on Liberty.
Not womb to the tomb statism.
Does the plan include rock stars?
The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector...
Of course the author misses the point that when someone
doesn’t want to contribute to society, they will be
FORCED to contribute, and not necessarily in the work
of their choice, OR the location of their choice.
Do they think they can just pack up and move anywhere?
Sorry not allowed.
It would appear not.
History does repeat itself, especially when you
don’t pay attention the first time.
The magazine sucks and so does the band.
Under socialism, the headquarters of Rolling Stone will look something like this...
rolling stones would go out of business because everyone would be too poor to buy such expensive toilet paper
Hey Rolling Stone, if you love Socialism so much how about you take one for the cause and cough up the cash out of YOUR bank accounts how does that sound, do we have a deal
If these rolling stoners love socialism so much, why don’t they give away this rag of a paper for free?
My toilet paper should be replaced by Rolling Stone.
If you want to live in a socialist country pick one and go; there is nothing stopping you!
I have that as a bumper sticker; but it is mostly images - causes them to have to think. Libs are not used to doing that.
Hey, I have an idea, let’s change Rolling Stone into a Rock and Roll magazine! Wow, I think I just hit on something brilliant!
We kind of already have. I would call it the fascist version of socialism.
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