The Capitalist Horse and the Socialist Cart

Drawing of a horse bridled to a simple cart.
Image from The Project Gutenberg

American society is experiencing extreme ideological polarization. This back and forth about “isms” is unproductive because political truths are never black and white. Best practices and real solutions are nuanced, not sound bites. Our choices are not simply capitalism v. socialism, we have many resources for devising a system that serves us well, if we are willing to engage in dialogue. My position is assembled…