Socialism - Som – Questions Isn't som at odds with human...

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Socialism – Definition: Socialism a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, rather then to determination by individuals pursuing their own interests or by the market forces of capitalism. The term is also applied to political movements whose aim is to put such a system in practice. There are many different forms of socialism, depending on what is meant by “social control” and on the extent to which, as well as by whom, this control is exercised over civil society.
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Unformatted text preview: Som – Questions: Isn't som at odds with human nature? Didn't the Soviet Union show that som doesn't work? Doesn't som suppress individuality and economic freedom? Doesn't som mean political dictatorship? Surely we can't do without markets? Shouldn't we start with individual change rather than political change? Isn't capitalism more efficient and dynamic?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course USEM 1580 taught by Professor Urbanovich during the Fall '09 term at UVA.

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