Is Democratic Socialism Just a Bunch of “Free Stuff?”
What is democratic socialism? According to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it means that citizens receive “public goods.” According to Republicans, it means giving people a bunch of “free stuff.” Here’s how the debate played out on Twitter:
Public education, libraries, & infrastructure policies (which we‘ve had before in America and elsewhere in the world!) are not “free stuff.”
They are PUBLIC GOODS.
And they are worth investing in, protecting, & advancing for all society and future generations.
Can y’all please tell AOC, if you received something & paid ZERO for it, that means the stuff/service was given to you for FREE.
Sugarcoating the words don’t change the meaning.
It’s all still for FREE.
All it takes is FREE commonsense to figure this out. Maybe she should use it!
Which public goods do we want as a society is a much more fruitful debate than “socialism!” – so I’m very glad
@AOC brought this up.