Democratic Socialism Is Insurance Against The Delusion Of Meritocracy

There is a reason we have social safety net laws like Social Security, Unemployment Insurance and Medicare/Medicaid. There is a reason we have unions. There are good reasons for labor laws. There is a reason such laws are so popular in Europe, too. But they are not so popular here, in America as they are in Europe, for a reason.

That reason is that we have idealized capitalism in America. We have been led to believe that capitalism and slavery are mutually exclusive. The history of America says that the Old Money…

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