An interesting little survey from the United States showing that this idea of votes for women was a bad one. Or, to be a little less jocular about it, that there really are differences between men and women, on average and in general, and it’s not just the details of the plumbing arrangements.[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Four in 10 Americans prefer socialism to capitalism, poll finds[/perfectpullquote]
That just shows that four in ten are either dim or ill informed. Or, of course, deluded by thinking they’ll be part of the nomenklatura when it happens.[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]According to the survey from Axios on HBO, respondents had varying views on what comprised a socialist political system. Seventy-six percent of respondents agreed that universal healthcare was a hallmark of socialism. Seventy-two percent agreed that tuition-free education was also a characteristic of socialism, and 68% thought a living wage was part of a socialist system.[/perfectpullquote]
The one thing no socialism anywhere, ever, has produced being what the Americans today call a living wage – $45,000 or so a year. Just never has happened and unless it’s a much richer place instituting socialism and thus meeting it on the way down it never will either.
But this is the interesting bit:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Although 55% of women in the 18-54 age group said they would prefer living in a socialist country, “a majority of men prefer to live in a capitalist country”, Axios noted.[/perfectpullquote]
It’s that old hunter gatherer divide, isn’t it? The risk taking potential bounty hunters as against – or different from – those happy to just farm the present for a reasonable return. We can be less polite about it too, given socialism’s propensity for taxing everyone into a stupor. Could be that women are programmed to insist on everyone else’s efforts be directed to the support of their own children. But that would be sexist, wouldn’t it?