Polls show many Americans think socialism is just fine, thank you.
According to an IBD editorial today, one poll found 40 percent of Democrats say socialism is the best form of government and more than half of Democrats (57 percent) say that socialism has a positive impact on society.
Another poll found half of Democrats have a positive few of socialism and just 34 percent take a negative view. That poll found a third of all Americans have a positive view of socialism, with just over half having a negative view.
A Harvard poll reported on by WaPo found that 51 percent of so-called millennials do not support capitalism. Only 42 percent said they support it, but only 33 percent said they favor socialism. Support may be different from having a positive or negative view.
Perhaps these people could be persuaded by a real world example of just how socialism works, or fails to work, in a meaningful way that affects something near and dear to many people.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that socialist Venezuela’s company that produces 80 percent of the beer consumed in the country is shutting down its last beer making facility on Friday.
Now, that is a hardship.