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July 18, 2012 5:16 PM Subscribe
Is there a form of socialism that agrees with me or have I simply been brainwashed into accepting capitalist structures as natural?
posted by asnider to Law & Government (29 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
More and more, I am starting to feel like socialism is the most sensible political philosophy/system. I suspect that Marx may have had things right (more or less), but I'm also quite fond of a number of things that have come out of capitalism: consumer electronics, private property ownership, etc.
Is there a form of socialism that "fits" with my attachment to these things, or am I simply a lukewarm socialist who isn't really ready to give up some of the comforts that come with being middle class in a capitalist, neoliberal state? If the former is true, please help me find resources that I can read to see if there is something that works for me. If the latter is the case, point me to some readings that might help me to take "the next steps."
Possibly relevant data points: I am a middle-class white male living in Canada; I am also a homeowner (well, technically, my name isn't on the mortgage yet, but my wife owns a home and I live in it (and my name will eventually be added)).