Tag Archive: Socialism

My political views

One thing I’ve always tried to do on this blog is to remain unbiased, simply offer analysis of the political situation.

Well, that ends today.

So, what are they?

I’m a socialist. Kind of. I think that rather than having capitalism with socialist elements, we should have socialism with capitalist elements.

With that said, I just want to make it clear that I have a lot of respect for those on the other side of the political divide. 

So, going a bit more in-depth on my views…

  • I think we should have more state-owned companies. This gives the government a source of revenue other than tax, meaning that when the public buys something from the state-owned company, the government gains money, meaning that we might be able to lower tax. It also gives us something to sell in times of financial hardship, but that shouldn’t be the government’s goal when investing in the private market
  • So, perhaps surprisingly, I’m not the biggest fan of tax, and would rather that government gain revenue via the method above. However, investing in the private sector is costly, and raising taxes, especially on the rich, is generally the safest method of gaining revenue.
  • Universal Healthcare is good, and I think New Zealand’s system of it is about the best it can be, although the healthcare sector needs more funding.
  • Ideally, there should be very little restrictions on welfare
  • I support the raising of the minimum wage as long as it’s proven this will not hurt the people it’s meant to protect. What I mean by that is that it’s possible that if the minimum wage is put too high, employers may be forced to fire the people who should be benefitting from that wage increase.
  • I’m a proud supporter of globalization and hope that one day the world will come together and unite into one singular country. I also think that Brexit was a terrible idea.
  • That said, in places like Catalonia, where minorities are being suppressed, I think independence is the best short-term solution.
  • Democracy is good.
  • Fees-free tertiary education is good.
  • Environment before economy.

That’s basically the core of what I believe. So, with that out of the way, from now on, while I will try to continue my unbiased analysis, I will also try to add my own opinions as well.