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Definition of Socialism

Socialism

  1. A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor. In popular usage, the term is often employed to indicate any lawless, revolutionary social scheme. See Communism, Fourierism, Saint-Simonianism, forms of socialism.

Socialism Quotations

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
Margaret Thatcher

Democracy is the road to socialism.
Karl Marx

Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don't give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.
Ben Shapiro
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Socialism Translations

socialism in Dutch is socialisme
socialism in French is socialisme
socialism in German is Sozialismus
socialism in Hungarian is szocializmus
socialism in Portuguese is socialismo
socialism in Spanish is socialismo
socialism in Swedish is socialism