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I am a believer in the concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government (statism).  I prefer a strong national government that: 1) takes responsibility to ensure that everyone is looked out for by providing extensive social services, and 2) assures environmental quality, workplace safety and societal stability through appropriate regulations.  (Note: While social welfare states heavily tax private property, they donít challenge its sanctity as socialism does. ) I believe in a centrally planned socialist economic system in which, not only does the state control all means of production but, production and distribution are designed to directly satisfy economic demands and human needs with the common good, rather than private profit and accumulation of wealth, in mind. (Note: socialist economies can take different forms: some retain aspects of capitalism, some reject central planning, some embrace democracy, etc. Communist states have all property held in common for the public welfare.)

WV Theme #49A: Social Welfare Statism

WV Theme #49B: Socialism

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values the common good and the public interest values strong state, centralized economic planning
don't mind paying higher taxes for more services, etc. prefer Social Democracy with capitalist mode of production
values safety net government welfare programs  prefer Democratic Socialism with social ownership
believes quality of life enhanced by government regulations prefer single party controlled socialist market economy  

summary Wikipedia article: Welfare State  

summary Wikipedia article: Socialism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3232 Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3231
Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 24 Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 12

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #49A: Social Welfare Statism

Social Welfare (from online encyclopedia)
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Ideological Communitarianism (from online encyclopedia)
Social Policy Virtual Library (from UK's University of Bath)
Center for Public Policy and Management (from UK's Robert Gordon University) 
Worldview Watch #19: Health Care, Religion, Beliefs, Attitudes--US vs. UK
US Welfare System--Help for US Citizens 
Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Central Planning
Four Phases of Government Regulation
Introduction to Social Policy  (a British perspective)
Wealth and Welfare States, by Garfinkel, Rainwater, and Smeeding (excerpts of 2010 book at Google Books)
Commanding Heights: The Birth of the British Welfare State, by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw (book / PBS) 
"Japan and the Poor: On yer bike" (article from The Economist Nov 23 2013)
"Britain's Healthy Export: How to Sell the NHS" (article from The Economist Aug 3 2013)
"Social Spending in Asia: Widefare" (article from The Economist July 6 2013)
"French Reforms--Must We Work Harder?" (article re French welfare state reforms in June 22 2013 The Economist)
"Nordic Countries: Welfare, More for Less" (article from The Economist Feb 2 2013)
"Welfare in India: Money Where Your Mouth Is" (article from The Economist Nov 10 2012)
"The Welfare State We're In", by James Bartholomew (unflattering look at the British welfare state)
Numbers Show a Second-Rate U.S. by D. Francis (based on EPI study, compares U.S. and European economies) 
Nine Myths About Socialism in the US, by Bill Quigley  (April, 2010 article) 
Modernization and Central Planning, by E.C. Pasour, Jr
The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State, by Friedrich Hayek
The Urban Institute: Assessing the New Federalism
A Quiet Revolution in Welfare Economics, by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel (democratic socialist view?)
Government Regulation of Business: The Moral Arguments by Tibor Machan (libertarian perspective?)
The Church: Lobbyist for the Welfare State (conservative Christian perspective)
Moral Authority, Ideology, and the Future of American Social Welfare, by A. Dobelstein (read at Google Books)
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A Marxist Critique of the Welfare State
US Economy: Over-Regulated America (Feb 18 2012 editorial in The Economist)
Europe's Ailing Social Model: Facts & Fairy-Tales, by M. De Vlieghere & P. Freymans (March 2006 article)
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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #49B: Socialism

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Nationalization  (from online encyclopedia)  
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?  
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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) 
"Economics and Ethics: Lying Commies" (report on experiment conducted in Germany regarding willingness to lie, The Economist July 19, 2014)
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)  
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
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