Welcome to the party!
Republic Of Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/25596029/
Founded: 28.05.2020 (European)
Political Position: Left wing
Party Colour: Magenta (FF0090)
Vice President: @Hi124892
Notable policies: Green politics, Multiculturalist
The condensed idea:
Social Democracy is the middle ground between a market that can be free and growing, whilst at the same time ensuring that the people in this market are well off. It strikes a sort of middle ground between capitalism and socialism, leaning a bit more to the left.
The more in depth idea:
Freedom is important; it is with freedom that we can choose to say what we want and to do what we want. Nevertheless, there must always be control. It is due to this control that we cannot do everything we want or say everything that comes to mind. This control ensures that a person can express their freedom without silencing someone else. This dynamic keeps us in check, but it is up to us to choose where the proportions are best set.
Social Democracy argues that a completely free market is unethical, it is a mosh pit where companies slay each other mercilessly and eventually monopolize society. Leaving you in a world ruled by a single company that can lower or heighten your living standards at will, a regime that not even a government can save you from. It is also to note that a purely socialist market would leave you in the same situation. A level of control that again puts you at the will of very few.
Social democracy believes in a middle ground where the state can put their hand in to make sure that people can live and work happily, whilst at the same time refusing to give it enough power to make all the calls
Does social democracy work:
I don’t know, have you ever heard of the Nordic countries? Yes, those very countries known for a population happiness and economy that shocks the rest of the world? What if I told you that they are social democratic. One quick comparison between the average American and the average northerner might start shedding light on the many benefits of social democracy. Did you know that the state regulates to an extent the ads? This still doesn’t give them enough power to control the media, but it allows them to make sure that ads are true and don’t promote bad lifestyles. This has been correlated with a possible effect on the American weight problem, the state stops the people from being tricked and overexposed but still doesn’t have enough power to fully control them. A perfect example of the dynamic that Social Democracy promotes