Saturday, May 23, 2009

What is Socialism?

What do we believe and why? is a article and threaded discussion at LabourList.

My take:

Socialism is about using the resources of human reason to allocate the resources and wealth created by industry and agriculture in a more rational and just way than can be achieved through markets.

The goal, of course, is to alleviate and limit human suffering, but only a fool would believe that any social and political system can end all the accidents, bad choices, and sheer misfortune that are part of the human condition.

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