Socialism - Socialism(s): Critiques of Industrial...

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Socialism(s): Critiques of Industrial Capitalism in the 19 th and Early 20 th Centuries Socialism -18 th -Century Enlightenment heritage Scientific/rational solutions to social problems -Response to industrialization (and capitalism) Potential of wealth creation Emergence of new forms of economic inequality The needs of new social classes -The industrial working class -Goal: Creation of an equitable society Industrialization provides resources to end inequality and poverty Persistence of inequality and poverty results from antiquated/ineffective social, political, economic systems Elimination of inequality and poverty requires major social, political, economic reform -Key principles and objectives Objections to economic inequality in industrial societies -economic inequality is not “natural” to industrial societies -economic inequality is immoral in industrial societies -economic inequality is harmful to industrial societies
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