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SOCIALISM: Should the United States Embrace Socialist Policies?
Socialism can restore dignity to the lives of American workers. For too long, hard-toiling Americans have suffered from debt and deprivation while the rich get richer and rig the rules in their favor. Socialism is fairer than capitalism, and, contrary to critics’ claims, it strengthens individual freedom and is perfectly compatible with democracy.
Practically every socialist experiment has ended in economic disaster and political repression. Socialism is incompatible with democracy, and it will erode the work ethic and individual freedom that have made the United States strong and productive. Policies that redistribute wealth are nothing more than state-sanctioned stealing.
Let your students review the facts and decide for themselves: Should the United States embrace socialist policies? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Enhance the debate with the discussion questions, “By the Numbers” data, primary sources, audio and video content, infographics, editorials, and newsfeed that are linked to the article.
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