2 Nov 2018 #871
Socialism: "Public property includes factories, and means of production owned by the State but with worker control."
Ideally yes, in practicality no. Just as in nazi germany large factories were state owned as in china, cuba venezuela and even north korea the largest corporations are state owned, there is still private enterprise to varying degrees. The state does not own small businesses in chins despite being officially communist. Private enterprises like barber shops, restaurants, handy men services etc are permitted in venezuela and cuba. Thats why you have engineers cutting hair or driving taxis bc it pays more than working at a state job. Even in nk the regime now allows small bazaars, street food stalls, and even condos can be purchased in cash. The most luxurious condos run about 40k usd.
Merkel and the EU prefer to try to get around the US sanctions and trade with Iran instead of cooperating with us and destroying the regime.
Bc they have no reason to atm. Unlike israel, iran never killed us soldiers or bombed us assets. Us only doesn't like iran bc Israel tells them not to. Tail wagging the dog. The eu leaders can see past that since theyre not nearly as controlled by zionists as the usa. Europe generally doesnt want to get involved in the syria quagmire. And if Iran is selling them cheaper oil theyll keep buying it till the cons outweigh thr pros.