Social democracy and the public sectorEdit
Some Social Democrats think the private sector should be larger than the public sector. In social-democratic Scandinavian countries, the public sector may be larger than the private sector. Social Democrats believe that the government should make sure that all citizens can get child care, education, Health Care and similar services, see Welfare state. Sometimes the state runs these services. Other times the state subsidizes the private sector and the private sector runs it.
Social democracy preserves democracyEdit
- Social democracy is the same as socialism.
- Socialism is the same as Communism.
- Communism is the same as totalitarianism as in the USSR.
In reality conservatives can’t face the truth. Liberal or social-democrat welfare provisions can preserve democracy. Welfare provisions prevent people becoming so poor and desperate that they join Stalinist or Fascist type revolutions.
Social democracy and the private sectorEdit
Social democrats want the state to regulate the private sector and stop private companies harming society generally. The state should make sure trade is fair and prevent monopolies, etc. Social democrats want social security to protect people if they become sick or unemployed, or when they are too old to Work. They also want equal opportunities for people with disabilities. Social democrats want the state to protect people from becoming Poor generally. High progressive taxation is advocated to achieve this, that means taxing the Rich who can afford to pay.
Social democrats want to protect The environment. That means things like trying to reduce Global warming and developing alternative energy sources. They tend to be Pro-choice and in favour of same-sex marriage. They think countries should work to promote Democracy abroad. They want to see Civil liberties protected and accept multiculturalism. Denmark is an example of a social democracy and is one of the happiest Countries in the World.
Social democracy and liberalsEdit
There is a great deal of overlap between social democrats and liberals, indeed some people and organisations cam be both social democrat and liberal at the same time. A further complication is that people and groups that would be called social democrat in Europe are usually called liberal in the USA. As a general rule people and groups seen as liberal put more emphasis on Freedom while social democrats emphasise more welfare provision and regulation for the public good.
Forms of Social DemocracyEdit
- Democratic Socialism
- Green Politics left wingers tend to care about green issues, Right Wingers tend to care more about making money for rich companies etc.
- Market Socialism
- Right Wing
- Neo Conservatism
- Anti Democracy
- Anti Semitism
- Far Right
- Uncontrolled Capitalism