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Outgrowing Socialism in Poland: how long will it now take?


1jola 14 | 1,879
25 Jun 2010 #1
With the decades of forced socialism in Poland, how long will it now take to outgrow it? Or are we regressing into a new form of it with EU's forced socialism? Your opinions are welcome. Please read this article first:

A recent study in experimental economics from Norway has found a correlation between age and fairness. The study will be published in Science tomorrow.

Age determined how evenly the children divided up the earnings. About two-thirds of the youngest children, aged 10 to 11, split the pot evenly regardless of their own or their partner's achievements. Older teenagers, however, split the pot based on achievement. Among 18-year-olds, for example, only 22% split the pot evenly with their partner, whereas 43% kept more for themselves because they felt like they'd earned it, the researchers report in tomorrow's issue of Science.

Churchill predicted this result when he said, "If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain".

politicsandlifesciences.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/does-children-outgrow-socialism/
plk123 8 | 4,149
25 Jun 2010 #2
you may as well not try as capitalism eventually leads to socialism.. it's a vicious circle..
Seanus 15 | 19,706
25 Jun 2010 #3
I think Poles are wary of it. They won't overly embrace it but might intersperse some of its principles with standard features of capitalism. The oldies here still lean heavily on the state but the new generation will learn better to fend for themselves.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
25 Jun 2010 #4
With the decades of forced socialism in Poland, how long will it now take to outgrow it?

Socialism is only for the working/middle class people...The rich play by any rules they wish...This is always the way...Under socialism, historically we have almost always seen an ultra rich or powerful ruling elite still in dominance.

I am for a fair system of wealth distribution that would proportionately tax the poor and rich for certain essential services...The rich will almost always oppose this.

You might be interested in a website called 'The Orthodox Medievalist'...It primarily discusses Russian history/current events and the Orthodox Church...The creator of the site, and certain Orthodox church members advocate something called 'communitarianism', which would be a system of economy designed to strengthen local economies, the national treasury and resist forms of global imperialism.
kondzior 12 | 1,245
26 Jun 2010 #5
While EU is rather unpleasantly socialistic, the pros still outweigh the cons. So while I wish EU moved towards the right, as far right as possible, even the leftist EU is beneficial for Poland. For now.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
29 Jun 2010 #6
Churchill said, “If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain”.

I presume Churchill was speaking of economic liberalism. In America the word liberal means social democrat or even socialist: extensive spending on inflated welfare programmes for unwed mothers, slum-dwellers, illegals and other down-and-outers, support for social experimentation, anti-globalists, legalising 'soft' drugs, euthanasia, abortion on demand, test-tube babies, homosexual marriage and socialised medicine on the one hand and forceful opposition to guns, capital punishment, the military and industrialists (except the entertainment industry), etc., etc. on the other.
jeden - | 226
29 Jun 2010 #7
I have no heart.
alexw68
29 Jun 2010 #8
"I was never liberal when young / for fear of being conservative when old" - Robert Frost


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