From Issuepedia
(Redirected from Socialist)
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Socialism is an economic and political philosophy. There are a number of different schools of thought on what its characteristics may be, but they all have in common the idea of pooling resources in order to provide for the general welfare.

Methods for accomplishing this can include:

More specific definitions:




  • Wikipedia: socialism is characterised by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy
  • ConservapediaConservapedia is an unreliable source.: socialism is rooted in the idea of imaginary ideal societies; collectivism and abolishment of private property are socialist ideas. Hitler was a socialist.
  • dKosopedia: socialism ideally means that popular collectives control the means of power and therefore the means of production.
  • SourceWatch
  • Dictionaries:
    • "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."
    • Merriam-Webster: "a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies"
  • Advocacy: