Socialism

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    Could someone please dumb what socialism is down for me?

    There's investments, there's returns, and then yet there are individuals whose practices don't seem to represent such being labeled as socialists. :confused: OMGorsh! Really? :doubt:
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    I'll try, but remember that this is real basic. Socialism is when government owns all or parts of some businesses and, or industries.

    The US is a socialist nation now. Public schools, police, and the fire department are some examples of socialism.
     
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    That does give it all more sense, for sure.
     
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    None of those things are examples of socialism.

    In fact, socialism has nothing to do with government at all.
     
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    Socialism is an economic system in which the means of production are publicly or commonly owned and controlled co-operatively, or a political philosophy advocating such a system. As a form of social organization, socialism is based on co-operative social relations and self-management; relatively equal power-relations and the reduction or elimination of hierarchy in the management of economic and political affairs.

    Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Socialism is a system in which the group is of more value than the individual, and the individual is in servitude to the group.
     
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    Dear 'theDoctorisIn' I was already advised against wikipedia because anyone can post most anything. However, thank you for your reply. Spectrumc01 posted a much more understandable answer by which would help me to better connect the dots than googling through wikipedia....
     
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    THIS....

    Thank you so very much boedicca.
     
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    Being that the government in the US is run by the public that makes the government the "public". thats why they are called "public" schools, and the police and firemen are called "public" servants. Remember the op asked to keep it simple.
     
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    That is communism, the collective good. Socialism still allows for private business.
     

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