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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 2 months ago

Could you define socialism in your own words and give an example of it existing in the USA?

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  • 1 month ago

    Socialism:  A state of the people where everyone shares equal misery.

  • 1 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

  • The 16th amendment with taxing of income and interest and the invention of social 

    security 

  • 2 months ago

    No. Because we are all socialist.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 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. 

  • Anonymous
    2 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.

  • a2yar
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Post office, military, any taxpayer paid public services... :-)

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