More likely Iowa Democratic voters identify as ‘socialist’ than ‘capitalist’ – The Washington Post

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  1. Alan Scott says:

    Breaking news: 62% of Democratic caucus goers and 38% of Republican caucus goers probably don’t know the definition of the word “Capitalist”Report

    • Kazzy in reply to Alan Scott says:

      Or socialist. Though the two sides have differ in their misunderstanding.

      In the doc Pelosi did on Obama opposition, one astute young man described it as halfway between communism and Nazism. But mostly Nazism. Cuz Obama.Report

    • LeeEsq in reply to Alan Scott says:

      To be fair, historians of capitalism and socialism have troubles defining the terms to. Lay people are at a lost.Report

      • Stillwater in reply to LeeEsq says:

        That’s true enough. Also, reaching any conclusions about this stuff is a bit of a fool’s game since the conventional definition of “a socialist” is anyone who supports social safety nets and the ACA.Report

  2. Chip Daniels says:

    If nothing else, it confirms my belief that the word has lost its toxic sting.

    Given that anyone who actually remembers communism is middle aged now, and given that Sweden is the reigning example of what Socialist Bernie Sanders wants us to become and what their Fox watching uncle fears, young people could be forgiven for thinking this socialism stuff is kinda cool.Report