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Monday, February 08, 2016

What is Democratic Socialism? Q & A

Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.

Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well—everywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US.

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Anonymous said...

This ideology is utterly unsustainable in countries with a large welfare population. And suicidal, when the self-entitled underclass demands more and more, and destroys what the taxpayers have provided them.

Anonymous said...

The way I see it here is the basic you want the freedom and responsibility to create your own path in life or depend on others who may or may not have the same motivations you have to determine your path in life. The problem is pooling resources works well for some but those with exceptional talents and motivation will become stifled. Achieving an acceptable balance between the two is what our founders attempted to do when this great experiment was created. I believe this upcoming election will determine which path we go down. And the outcome may very well determine if we remain a Democratic Republic of States or a Democratic Socialist State.