What is the best system of government? What do you think? Most of my life I've chosen Democracy/Capitalism, because I've lead a pretty good life and I have benefited from Capitalism in the U.S. Maybe I was just born in the right place at the right time, to the right parents. I don't know. But I do know that Capitalism as most systems works and benefits people primarily based on ethics. Those in power have a huge influence on how beneficial the system is to the most or to the least people within the system and there is a balance to be maintained. From what I've seen, in this country (U.S.A.), there has been a long slow slide from a high point just after WWII to today. Our Middle Class reached it's zenith in the 1950-60s and has been slowly unraveling in the last 50 years. I'm sure Globalization has something to do with it just as I am sure that greed in Corporate/Wallstreet/Banking America is raging out of control. Should the system be free enough so that the smart individuals can not only be successful, but they can become fantastically wealthy, amassing great fortune at the expense of others? I've aksed on many occasions why should anyone need more than say $2 million a year to live on? Or should the system be modeled to plow excess wealth back into the system for the common good? Yes, I am speaking of some kind of socialism. The next question is, can a government be constructed that efficiently manage any system? The optimist in me says 'yes it can', but I realize that it is subject to failure. And I know many Libertarians who are convinced that government is doomed to failure and the only constraint should be 'free markets'. Bottom line, I'm starting to view a socialistic system with individual perks for good performance as the only way forward for an advanced society. The problem is I don't see how we would get from point A to point B. Option two is to remain mired in the 'everyone for themselves mode' which seems primitive to me. Thoughts? In the poll, picking a choice means you lean towards it, but you may not be convinced it's the best. List of Government Types- at wikipedia. EDIT: Anyone who picks Anarchy, be an adult and explain why! EDIT 2: If you say 'other' it would be nice if you explained in a post.