Over the past 100 years, numerous people claiming to have the academic credentials to speak with convincing authority, mostly American citizens, have written literature advancing the notion that democratic socialism does not, cannot, and will not practically work in human society. Most of these people, pundits educated in the United States, were weaned on the abundant fruit of corporate capitalism and the doctrine of pragmatism advanced primarily through the philosophic efforts of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Chauncy Wright, Nicholas St. John Green, and Oliver Wendell Holmes in the latter-part of the 19th Century and the early part of the 20th Century. These individuals, all aloof academic thinkers, affluent, and extremely wealthy, inculcated through private discreet dialogues the contrived philosophic predicates for much of the public policy (federal and state legislation) which directly advanced the practices of corporate capitalism to the level at which they presently exist and flourish around the globe, especially within the United States. These primarily federal public polices, which have made a very few American entrepreneurs and as many foreign investors extremely wealthy over the decades, have been blindly accepted by most of the generational American electorate as necessary for the United States to have maintained… Read full this story
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