Yesterday, 05:30 PM
That is the very reason why Socialism fails entirely!
Many people have an imagined concept where Socialism fails because it focuses purely on negative reinforcement of ones behaviors as it appears "oppressive". However, the opposite is also quite true. Socialism offers far too much positive reinforcement for people to not work and instead just live at the expense of others. I believe the positive reinforcement which causes Socialism to fail is the real reason Socialism is so dangerous. It destroys all incentive for honest men and women to put forth any effort when they see the fruits of their labors taken from them and given to those who do not produce. Being denied opportunity to open a new honest business is one thing as those people will continue to try other ways to grow as they see fit, but when they are allowed to produce, then have all that they have produced taken from them by force and given to leeches and parasites, both at the top and the bottom, the honest man will be far more inclined to just "give up" and do just like everyone else is doing, live better by having government take by force from those that do produce.
"Government is the great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else."