Could you define socialism in your own words and give an example of it existing in the USA?
This is a personal poll.
- AlbannachLv 61 month ago
Socialism: A state of the people where everyone shares equal misery.
- Warren TLv 71 month ago
SOCIALISM IS WHERE THE GOVERNMENT OWNS AND CONTROLS EVERYTHING. THE STATE DETERMINES WHAT IS PRODUCED AND HOW MUCH, NOT MARKET. PRIVATE PROPERTY IS NOT ALLOWED.
WHAT WE HAVE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE SOCIAL PROGRAMS BUT THEY ARE NOT SOCIALISM
- 2 months ago
The 16th amendment with taxing of income and interest and the invention of social
- SummertimeLv 72 months ago
No. Because we are all socialist.
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- FoofaLv 72 months ago
I can use the words I learned in Poli-Sci classes and those are "The people own the means of production". But the US uses a lot of programs that are drawn from the Socialist Compact. Those being things like welfare, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and our public school and public transportation systems (including streets and roads). First responders of all sorts would also fall under that rubric as we all pay into those services even though many of us will never use them. The most successful work economies use a combination of Capitalism to ensure the success of those capable and Socialism to take care of those who aren't capable. This is the model for the EU and pretty much the entire G8.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Total or limited control of essential public services or necessities. Social Security, federal highway system, power grid, Medicare/Medicaid, air traffic and control, etc.
- a2yarLv 72 months ago
Post office, military, any taxpayer paid public services... :-)