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Is Russell Brand's Socialism the answer?


http://youtu.be/RzCzVEJbR2Q

What are your thoughts? The video is anti-socialist and well worth the watch.




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thanks for your post

it was a good topic to discuss.

I agree with 95% of the analysis

I would point out that countries such as north Korea and Iraq had citizens starving as much from sanctions as anything else.

The Libyans prospered under Ghadaffi and easily led Africa in many socio-economic categories.

That Kim Jong-Un is sitting in luxury in his palace while many of his people are starving is just as applicable to Obama in the White House here in America.

Why cast dispersions on foreign dictators? It weakens your argument in general.

I am a great believer in home schooling, and your piece on propagandized education is right on the mark.

Some companies also quietly encourage heavy government regulation so that they can monopolize their market share and make it difficult if not impossible for start ups to enter their market.

In a global economy with total free trade, as 3rd world countries continue to see an improved standard of living, the west will continue to decline.

If everyone in the world had a million dollars, a million dollars would buy you one can of coke.

As for North Korea, consider the difference between North Korea and Vietnam. How the conflicts ended and how it shaped the countries as they exist today.

I would also point out that Kim Jong-Un was raised in the same propagandized educational setting that you referred to earlier with your religious example. Do we blame a scorpion for being a scorpion?

Speaking of socialism, he's

Speaking of socialism, he's quite fugly, looks like the Predator.

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Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

I try to refrain from commenting...

on peoples appearance.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but,

Correct me if I'm wrong but, I've seen Russell go on msm news stations and relentlessly mock them but when he goes on infowars he is serious but throws jokes mocking the msm and government. So Idk where this idea of him being socialist came from. I'm not exactly a fan of his either way though.

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BBC

On there he supported nationalization of banks.

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I don't think that just that

I don't think that just that makes him a socialist. Just inept.

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He has just been named editor...

of a socialist magazine in the UK and was recently interviewed by a BBC reporter Someone Paxton. In the interview Brand called for a socialist revolution.

This all happened in the last couple of weeks.

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Well done

Give government the right to borrow, then there is a reason to bribe them.

Give government the right to tax same problem.

Imagine if a town's government was failing to do it's job. Voluntary contribution would cease.

Say a Constitution guaranteed a constitutional government with a Bill of Rights recognized.

We can follow the rules of baseball or football or bowling, physics, engineering, driving.

Is liberty an idea whose time has come?

Thanks, I'll check out your other videos.

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TO HELL Socialism! We've had enough of it for WAY TOO LONG

Most, if not all countries, have ALREADY been sustaining the plunder of a socialist state to various extents, and for more than 150+ years, in some cases.

So, shall we try liberty FINALLY?

The latter is long overdue, if one asks me.

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Here's a useful thing to read

Here's a useful thing to read, for Mr. Russell - Genius - Brand's information:

http://www.dailypaul.com/280094

He's much welcome.

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I know

People that absolutely think this guy is a genius and an atypical role model.

I would not go that far lol

donvino

Certainly no genuis...

but I must confess I quite like him and get his Charisma.
Hope he turns away from the totalitarian stuff though.

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?????

Well ....uh...NO!

How much evidence do you need?

Fair call.

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No, it isn't

And I'm sure Russel Brand (actor) has nothing to say on the subject which hasn't already been said and refuted. There are basically two major economic arguments against socialism:

(1) If everyone can take from the common storehouse regardless of how much or whether he works, no one has any incentive to work, and consequently no one does work, nothing gets produced, and everyone more or less starves to death. This critique is very obvious, very old, and has never been rebutted successfully by any socialist. In practice, socialists avoid the problem by forcing people to work (but this runs contrary to the utopian socialist vision). Any anti-socialist book written prior to 1922 will focus on this criticism.

(2) There's another, newer argument. In a market economy, costs and benefits can be calculated using money prices: if the revenues of an enterprise exceed its costs, it's worth undertaking: if not, not. The market naturally directs resources to only their most profitable uses. But in socialism, there is no money, there are no exchanges of property, and so there are no prices. So how can the socialist state calculate profits and losses so as to know where to direct resources? The answer is: it can't. To calculate profits and losses without money prices is literally impossible. The socialist central planner has no rational basis for organizing production: he has no way of knowing whether he should use existing resources to make shoes, or raise chickens, or build statues of himself; he has no idea which of those is the most profitable use of the resources. He will have to guess, with the result being economic chaos: as evident in the "too many hammers, not enough nails" phenomenon that plagued the Soviet Union. Ludwig von Mises proved the impossibility of rational economic calculation under socialism in a short book titled "Socialism" (or sometimes "Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth") in 1922. The socialists have yet to successfully rebut his arguments.

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Well Said

Indeed.

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Does it seem a little odd...

....that someone would promote an extreme authoritarian collectivist on a Libertarian website like the Daily Paul?

Where does this come from?

This is like going to the Dallas Cowboy's website and finding them promoting the 49ers....

Very strange.

I don't think you watched the video?

Its anti socialism

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I am surprised some of the trollls....

Have not defended socialism in this thread.

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Socialism is not

charity. It is government control over the resources and means of production of society. It has NOTHING to do with taking from the fortunate and giving to the less fortunate and everything to do with the government having total control over all the wealth of society. (to do with as it pleases)

All statist philosophies are the same in this way...

We need to limit the power of the state once and for all so we can achieve individual liberty in our lifetime.

Does the state need to exist at all?

It took me 10 years of libertarianism to reach my conclusion, but eventually I satisfied myself that government is unnecessary entirely

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america is a proof of the invalidigy of minarchism

I'm in the same boat, was a minarchist for a long time, finally realized that keeping the cancer small is not the correct choice. I realize its difficult for people to picture how a world without government would be, but Its very much the same in that people had trouble imagining a world not run by kings. Only after we have walked away from the idea that we need leaders at all, can we focus our productive energies on answering the question of how the cotton will get picked without the slaves.

Well Done

He did a helluva job... Great Post!

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Keep it up

I checked out your Channel and didn't see any of you on there and I was a little disappointed.

You have a very impartial, non-threatening manner about you that I think the Statists may actually listen to. Keep the videos coming...

Awesome.

Thanks Again.

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