It’s not a Zero-Sum Game

Gerald Samms is a blogger at the Noisy Mouse.  He is a self -proclaimed socialist/communist. Recently I came across his blog while researching for an article and I noticed this statement that he made. “Think about it: If one person has something, other people can’t have it.”

I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to debate a socialist so that’s why you are seeing this article. His observation would be correct except for the fact that it is not a zero-sum game i.e. people create wealth when they provide a service or sell a product.


[Note that all figures are used in this chart for purposes of clarity from The Noisy Mouse]

So if this were the chart of wealth in the world Mr. Samms would be correct. As you may have guessed by now, it’s not.  Let’s say that because they’re investing their money the economy grows 5% granted that is a little high, but stay with me. You may not still have 1% but you still are better off. Sure they’re getting more than you but you still are profiting from their wealth. The socialist lie is that the rich don’t deserve to be rich and you deserve the rich’s wealth. Margeret Thatcher explained it well in this video.

Socialism is a utopian idea. It would only ever work in a world where everyone is hardworking and honest. “Democracy {and by extension Capitalism i”s the worst form of government except for all the other ones.” ~Winston Churchill 

Socialism is based on greed. People see others wealthier than they and naturally want it. Socialism always works to a degree, until either all the rich people leave or the country runs out of other people’s money. A Socialist society is focused on redistributing wealth rather than creating it like a Capitalistic society.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. As always if you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to contact me in private by heading over to the Contact Me page, or just commenting below.



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