Why Not Socialism?

An essay by none other than Albert Einstein titled, “Why Socialism?”

“The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil.” Einstein. This is the sort of thing that earned him 1,000 plus pages in his FBI file.

His genius ability to see things clearly did not make him immune from criticism when it came to his secular views. He was regarded as naïve. Upon close examination, a charge of naiveté rendered against a person may mean they have not exhibited the expected deference to established norms. This lack of conformity, when conformity is so easy, makes them the object of curiosity at best, or the object of law enforcement, at worst.

An economic system such as capitalism, based on profit competition, brings out the worst, predatory instincts. In contrast, socialism, based on cooperation in fulfilling society’s basic needs, brings out the best, ethical instincts. If it’s as simple as this, why is socialism so far off in the distance, and what can be done about it?

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