Socialism is an idea

Could we live in a world, in a society in which one percent of the population must resign itself to being not obscenely wealthy but instead merely fantastically wealthy, in order that the remaining ninety-nine percent of the population might have a share in the security of knowing that, if nothing else, at least their basic need for food, shelter and medical care will be met?

Could we live in a world, in a society in which people are free to pursue their dreams, be it for greater wealth or merely the satisfaction only of fulfilling their dream, but that whatever circumstances of life unfold have the security of knowing that, if nothing else, at least their basic needs will be met?

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Non-Violent Revolution

Today’s song is inspired by the hope that Americans are finally waking up to how badly wealth inequality has gotten in this country, the result of a broken system of Free Market Capitalism.


Tracy Chapman – Talking About a Revolution

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“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it”

George Bernard Shaw

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Thin Veils and Social Status

“Thousands upon thousands are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by their great anxiety not to be thought poor”

Robert Mallett

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Did We Have It to Begin With?

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost

German proverb

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Misguided Hope

“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money”

Benjamin Franklin

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That Elusive Thing…Happiness

“It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness.  Poverty and wealth have both failed”

Elbert Hubbard

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A Side Effect of Wealth

“Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them”

Suzanne Necker

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The Capitalist Ideal

Capitalism and Communism stand at opposite poles.  Their essential difference is this: The Communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: “No man should have so much.”  The Capitalist, seeing the same thing, says:  “All men should have as much”

Phelps Adams

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