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What do YOU think the difference is between socialism vs communism?

  1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
    yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago

    As A political historian I have debated this a lot in the classroom. I think there are four: 1. socio-democrcy 2. socialism 3. communism 4. Moaism/Stalinism. I am curious what, if any, differences you see. I am working on an academic essay and would like some opinions to insert.

    1. jandee profile image46
      jandeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What's the difference between a caterpillar and a 'red' Butterfly

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Without looking them up and taking my best guess:

      Socialism: Government spreading the wealth of a nation among all people regardless of where it comes from. Free market, aims toward no class distinction.

      Communism: Government dictating who is best suited to which job, giving a living wage and keeping the rest. Government owned market, creates low income working class and small elite class.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Communism is like basic training in the military.
    Everyone lives, eats, sleeps does everything communally. That's why they are anti-communist.
    Socialism is like your libraries and parks. Anybody can use them and everybody who pays taxes contributes. That is called socialist democracy. When they are privately owned they can only be used by some by affordability. That is capitalist democracy.

    1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
      yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the reply. Which do you prefer? Or, do you like things the way they are and the system will fix itself?

  3. yellowstone8750 profile image60
    yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago

    No. Marx said socialism would evolve from advanced capitalism, which could have happened had they not socialized capitlism in the fall of 2008. He also said the middle-class would vnish, it is. Thanks for the reply.

    1. jandee profile image46
      jandeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "Socialised Capitalism in 2008" What!!!??

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's when profit is privately owned and losses are publicly owned.
        You know, like bailing out private banks with public money.

      2. yellowstone8750 profile image60
        yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        jandee; the bailout

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Small capitalism is OK, like this site or restaurants. Corporate capitalism can be evil and
    is responsible for much of the state violence around the world. Corporate capitalism is all about them and how rich they can get. I like a mixed economy like this site, small capitalism and large socialism based on the benefit of all, like public roads. I have to be a socialist; I am
    on social security.

    1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
      yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like your last sentence, yes, thank the lord for FDR.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's why corporations (defined as having the same rights as the individual for purposes of courts) have been defined as psychopathic in nature.

 
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