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#49B SOCIALISM

I'm imagining somewhere…ethical, selfless, altruistic people are conspiring to infiltrate key institutions, manipulate events and shape outcomes to their liking (or maybe they already have!) They believe in a centrally planned socialist economic system in which, the state controls all means of production, and this, and distribution, are designed to satisfy human needs. Common good, not private profit / accumulation of wealth, are valued!  If true, I don’t find this conspiracy all that disturbing! (Note: Some socialists are communists who want all property held in common.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

values strong state, centralized economic planning

prefer Social Democracy with capitalist mode of production

prefer Democratic Socialism with social ownership

prefer single party controlled socialist market economy  

summary Wikipedia article: Socialism

(Note: socialist economies can take different forms: some retain aspects of capitalism, some reject central planning, some embrace democracy, etc. Communist states have .)

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3231

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 12

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Social Ownership (from online encyclopedia)  
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Social Justice (from online encyclopedia)
Labor Movement (from online encyclopedia)
Market Socialism (from online encyclopedia)
Capitalist Mode of Production (from online encyclopedia)
Socialism (Marxism)  (from online encyclopedia)
Egalitarianism (from online encyclopedia)
Communist State (from online encyclopedia)
Socialism,  by Robert Heilbroner
Worldview Watch issue #46, posted 10/7/2015: China: Global Climate and Development Leader?  
Worldview Watch issue #45, posted 7/29/2015 Confucius, Singapore, China, and Political Meritocracy 
Spain's Socialists Battle (report in The Economist October 8 2016)
Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth S. Jones (book review from The Economist August 27 2016)
"Economics and Ethics: Lying Commies" (report on experiment conducted in Germany regarding willingness to lie, The Economist July 19, 2014)
How to Change the World--Tales of Marx and Marxism by Eric Hobsbawm (book review by Stefan Collini on The Guardian Jan 21 2011)
A  Primer on Class Struggle, by Michael Schwalbe (2011 article by North Carolina State University professor) 
The Defense of Marxism website
The Socialism Website
World Socialist Movement
Youth for International Socialism
The Socialist Labor Party of America
The Socialist Party of Canada
International Socialist Organization (anarchist site, critical of "authoritarian socialism")
Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein (classic 1949 Monthly Review article)
Socialism or Statism? (anarchist perspective)
The Communist Manifesto (classic 1848 book by Marx and Engels)
Anti-Capitalism, Pro Socialism Speech by Fidel Castro
Che Lives On (website devoted to memory of / writings of Che Guevara, Marxist revolutionary leader) 
CommonWealth, by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (review of 2009 book)
"China--'Socialist market economy' or just plain capitalism?" by Michele Fabbri  (2006 article, Marxist viewpoint)  
Man in the Realm of Nature (Marxist perspective)
Cooperative / Participatory Society vs. Socialist Society Debate (from Z magazine)  
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Socialism  (Fordham University project)
Socialism From Below, by David R. McNally (1986 article)
Democratic Socialists of America
quotes related to socialism

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