What Is Socialism?

  • 1. The definitional question. What is socialism?
  • 2. The history question. Isn’t socialism just gulags and great leaps forward, a procession of horrors?
  • 3. The future question. Isn’t socialism mired in the past? Marx’s Capital is 150 years old — why should I expect it to be of any use to me today?
  • 4. The distinctiveness question. The one from above — what is the difference between socialists and progressives?
  • 5. The economic question. Again, the one from above — what, in detail, should I expect a socialist economy to look like?
  • 6. The practical question. How are we to move to a more equal society, given those who benefit from the inequality both won’t want to move and have disproportionate power to prevent such moves?
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