To start with, I strongly believe that neither Capitalism nor Socialism are good in their purest form. A mixture of both is something that would work and help people of a country. The proportions of the mixture would depend on the specific situation of that country.
Of late, politicians across the world have been kind of turning people into lazy and unproductive masses. They count their achievements in terms of the number of freebies doled out to people during their days in power. There is an old saying that goes like “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Sometimes it is very important to give that fish in the short term. However, it is equally important, if not more, to ensure that people are taught how to fish.
While watching the US presidential debate yesterday, there was one statement from Romney that stuck in my mind and prompted me to write this. Romney quoted the increase in the number of Americans living on food stamps between 2008 and 2012 and said “I want to make sure we get people off food stamps, not by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs”. Not that I endorse him or his thoughts or policies in general but I definitely LOVED this particular statement.