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Socialism

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Socialism is an economic and political philosophy characterized by public or government ownership of property and goods.
Coughlin's term for his platform was Social Justice (also the name  of his published newspaper).    Father Charles Coughlin (1891-1979) was a Catholic priest and  prominent radio personality of the 1930s. He became a critic of  free enterprise, capitalism, and big business, espousing a ...
There is no need to stop Socialism , as it is the way forward. I live in the UK, which by definition is a Socialist Democratic state (Labour Party Defenition), and It works very well.We have excellent things, like the NHS, where healthcare is free.The UK is one of the only countries which values a...
I will study the doctorines of Socialism carefully before I rush to  hasty, economically driven conclusions. Sorry to post on this  thread without expert knowledge.
Socialism fails in many countries because the government usually tries to bite off more than it can chew. The take care of so many programs but they don't get enough money to cover these programs in taxes which is a almost all of a countries income and this creates a deficit and puts the country in...
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were the greatest ones!
Socialism and Libertarianism are relatively two extremes of the political spectrum, socialism being left and libertarianism being right. Socialism seeks absolute equality of the individual from the state. This meaning that the government decides who should get the wealth of the country usually by...
Australia is a mixed economy with socialist elements and free market element's. In Australia taxes are paid to pay for social infrastructure such as roads schools, hospitals, the army police courts etc, And ultimate power lays in the constitution. That is the behaviour of politicians is limited by...
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  "Democratic Socialist" is a term used by the centre-left of politics to describe a combination of Trades Unionism and workers Co-operatives, generally accepting a few features of a market economy and a popular mandate in contrast to the extremes of revolutionary Socialism.
This is a bit of a loaded question. I would respectfully withdrawand refer you instead to the measured answer of Prioktan 918.
Karl Marx ran for president of Germany in 1848 under the socialist ticket. when this was co opted he changed the name to communism. Fredrick Engles was a co researcher and co father of the social or communal ownership of the means of production.
A Messianic Socialist is a follower or person or group that shares its beliefs in a Messianic or "coming Messiah" that will make change and victory in the name and idea of Socialism.  Messianic Socialist forms up the character of Messianic beliefs of "salvation" into "socialist foundation".
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One who has control over peoples lives, enforces heavy taxes to support free health care... nothings free! one who supports mass murdur of babies, AKA abortion and tricks people into voting for them when their for their own agenda... An example would be "President" Obama
It depends on what one sees as a socialist country. Australia is to some extent a socialist country in that it has a mixed economy where the government is involved in the infrastructure and the welfare of its citizens. This is paid for by its Citizen through taxes and various levies. Australians...
all citizens should be treated equally and fairly
Socialism is on the extreme left of the political spectrum. It puts almost all of the power into the government. Opposite of that is fascism. Which puts all of the power in corporations.Socialism--> Liberalism--> Centrist <--Conservatism <--Fascism
No one, Rusia was in the grip of a ruthless autocracy that claimed to represent the socialist ideal. Lenin and Leon Trotsky, were the perpetrators of the Russian Communist Revolution replacing the previous dictators of the tsarists regime with their own dictatorship. whether the ideals that the...
No, it is not very close to communism at least in the way that Karl Marx envisioned both systems. Under socialism, there would be a government that would own and control the means of production and steer the economy. There would be no private ownership of property. Property would be controlled by...
it gives the police the power to use the anti-socialists laws against strikers and expel. he reaffirmed it and claimed it. the ability to take the opposite sides at the same time in a quarrel. 
Social ownership of the means of production refers to the ownership  of the capital equipment and tools used in the production of goods  and services by all of society. The concept of the "means of  production" refers to large-scale capital goods and factor inputs  that require social or...
In a nut shell: Socialism and Capitalism are two completely different economic and semi-political systems. Socialism is a sort of twist of Communism; true communism not Marxism which is what Russia, China, and several other countries claimed to be during WW2. Capitalism is a system that runs...
Economic competition would be eradicated under both socialism and communism. Marx believed that one of capitalism inherent defects and evils was that capitalism saved only to let the bourgeoisie accumulate wealth to themselves by taking the surplus value of the labor of the workers. Socialism and...
  Theocratic socialism is a an economic system where the fundemental authoritative figures are the Gods. This system was used during the ancient mesopotamian period in the ancient cities of Uruk (or Warka) and to some extent duing the neo mesopotamian period in the city of Ur.
Socialism is a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. In Marxist theory, socialism is the stage following capitalism in the transition of a...
a method of understanding and predicting social, material and economical phenomena by examining historical trends using the scientific method in order to derive probable outcomes and future developments.
Leon Trotsky was not apart of the October Revolution. However he  lead the Red Army in the November Revolution as a part of the  Bolshevik Party.
There are certain functions which every government has to perform, no matter what ideology or political system is in use. Every government must be able to repel an invasion by a foreign power. It must enforce some reasonable set of laws so that private citizens do not murder, rob, or rape each other...
It depends on what type of democracy really. The Republic option of democracy is better than socialism. The government works better because they allow the real business people do the real work. The government in all truth is supposed to be designed to represent its nation and help it whenever it can...
The government, specifically a bureaucracy run by economists.
Workers of the world unite!
Pro: Fast decision making (the decision does not need to pass through many layers of parliament)  Pro: Cheaper (no need to pay for elections)  Pro: Fast disaster releif (the dictator can tell people where to live)  Pro: one guy calls the shots  Con: That one guy could be an idiot or worse
to keep the power in the hands of the politicians to protect the rights of the workers
The idea has no basis in fact. It's a rather old-fashioned notion.It started at a time when women had little opportunity to drive acar and when cars were still very cumbersome to drive. Today, goodand bad drivers can be equally found among men and women.
Not as a rule. It totally depends on individual qualities.
Eugene V. Debs, the most famous socialist leader in the U.S.
Socialism and communism are alike in that both are systems of production for use based on public ownership of the means of production and centralized planning. Socialism grows directly out of capitalism; it is the first form of the new society. Communism is a further development or "higher stage" of...
There is no evidence that women as a gender are smarter than men,in education or otherwise. It depends on the individal.
Socialism is a product of a long line of philosophy originating in Europe beginning during the Enlightenment. Much of this thought developed in France, although theories were also put forth in Germany, Italy, and Great Britain, among others.It served as a basis for the theories of Karl Marx and...
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class.  That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.The professor then said, "OK, we...
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No, labour party
John Sloan portrayed urban slums in his artwork.
  == Do Woman Do A Better Job ==   I think not. Women are often hormonal and moody and I think have larger egos at the job. Men cut to the chase and you have no doubt what they are thinking. Id much rather work for a man and I am a woman.
they differ in how much control the government should have over business and industry     ( Shelby 17 )
Any move to extend power to the people.  Actually, any move to extend power to the government.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) I think
Nothing, he meant NOTHING!
burying individual initiative under layers of bureaucracy.
Barack Obama is not a socialist. Impeachment is a method for recalling a President when evidence of a crime is found, and is unrelated to one's political beliefs.
The ideal of socialism is a society which takes care of all its members and which ensures that they all have what they need to live happy lives.
No, they are different aspects of social and government structure. Please refer to: http://www.romm.org/soc_com.html
The oligarchal system whereby the monied and propertied minority set the agenda for the entire society. It's ugly!
The African socialist movement came into existence after European  socialist movements. Socialism originated in Europe during the 19th  century, but only became influential in Africa after the second  world war during the period of decolonization.    African socialism was less about...
that all people should share equally in society's wealth
The theory and ideas of Communism were developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 19th century. The first government established on those principals was that of Russia under Vladimir Lenin in October of 1917. Marx developed Marxism with the help of Engels. Communism, the idea that goods...
Breast feed, give birth, avoid becoming color blind or developbleeding sickness.... . Those are about the only ones that are certain. . Apart from that, individual differences can get bigger than thegeneral tendencies.
Anarchists were socialists and still consider themselves to be socialists. Anarchists opposed what is today called "state socialism", meaning any type of socialism that advocates for state ownership of the means of production as a form of social ownership. Liberals, conservatives, fascists and...
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What are you oftentimes criticised for? How did you react to them?
Romania was a socialist country between 30 December 1947 and 22 December 1989.
Haiti has a capitalist system
A socialist economic system is based on some form of socialownership of the means of production, which may mean autonomouscooperatives or direct public ownership; wherein production iscarried out directly for use.
Socialism is important because it helps promote good health and prevents depression and lowers chances of death in the future. It's better to talk with people to resolve issues and sometimes just for the heck of it.
Socialism's origins where in France in the late 1780s during the industrial age. It spread through Europe over the next 200 years. I have added a link for you below that will give you a basic idea about the origin of socialism. I would have written it all out for you but it is a long story.
Otto Von Bismarck passed legislation to curb the spread of socialist ideas and push socialist movements underground. These were the infamous "Anti-socialist laws". He also introduced a set of social policies, such as unemployment insurance and health insurance programs, so workers and the masses...
They act as a joint leadership, with no one individual as leader.Joe Higgins would be the most prominent of their members.
I consider that socialism is the stage of society that follows  capitalism. it is the time of the eradication of capitalist ways of  creating society (way of production, etc.), behaving (wars to get  resources, lands, markets) and the establishment of cooperative  ways. I think that this period...
Supposedly communism is simply referring to how much regulation the  economy should have, the problem is that most "communist" countries  have histories of human rights abuses. The current platform of the  Communist Party USA illustrates a "communist democracy" where  people would enjoy the same...
The US is not headed toward socialism anytime soon as a result of any political pressures or policies. There is no serious movement in the US to remove private ownership of the means of production, resources, and to replace the profit system with a system of economic planning, public ownership or...
An excellent example of socialism is the nuclear family. Let's say you have a family of 3: The family is doing financially well, given that the father and mother are both employed. Despite the fact that their child cannot work (and thus has no economic worth) they still care for him. If the mother...
Yes socialism emerged during the Industrial Revolution because the workers believed that they should control the means of production.
Marxism was originally created by philosophers Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto (brilliantly written, highly suggested) during 1848 in the midst of the first Red Revolution (strongly assumed to be caused by the Communist Manifesto). Marxism is the basic form and grandfather...
The division of society into social classes based on who does or does not own property.
  My theory is that people who have lived a life with regret and can't let go of the past and live in the moment and look forward to the future simply want another shot.
Maybe i don't know what I'm talking about but isn't fascism  socialism? I know the Nazi party stands for national socialist  party.    -------------    Fascism is not socialism; nor is Nazism. There's a lot to explain  here, so let's see if I can do it succinctly.    1. Fascism was...
Capitalism favors the rich and is unfair to the poor.
  1. The means of production are owned and controlled democratically by the workers, insuring fair treatment of all in the workplace, and the economy is planned to improve standards of living for the entire country instead of generate profit from exploitation of workers.   2. Healthcare,...