The Economy of Great Britain
U.S. vs. Great Britain
Great Britain has had many of what American commentators would describe as 'socialist' for many years without becoming a 'dictatorship' and our population enjoys as much, if not more, political freedom than the United States. Our current government, which has been in power since 1997 is rooted in Socialism and even the Conservative Party would be labeled as 'left-wing' by the American press. Despite this, we have maintained prosperity in this time and have not witnessed any of these 'nightmare scenarios' which would supposedly occur if America enacted socialist policies. Interestingly enough, this is also the case throughout Western Europe.