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Capitalism or Socialism? There's an Even Better Option by David Korten

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This post originally appeared at Yes! Magazine. Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign suggests that many Americans aren't afraid of socialism anymore. Proponents of capitalism assure us we have only two choices: capitalism (big business) or socialism (big government).  As we see the self-proclaimed capitalist regime’s incapacity to address growing economic desperation and accelerating social breakdown and environmental collapse, socialism, for all its own evident faults, becomes the only option.But real democracy is an even better alternative to capitalism. Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward socialism. More Democrats now view socialism favorably (42 percent) than unfavorably (34 percent). Among young adults, socialism does even better with a 43 percent favorable view vs. only 26 percent unfavorable.

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