1.Any of various economic and political philosophies that support social equality, collective decision-making, distribution of income based on contribution and public ownership of productive capital and natural resources, as advocated by socialists.
2.The socialist political philosophies as a group, including Marxism, libertarian socialism, democratic socialism, and social democracy.
3.(Leninism) The intermediate phase of social development between capitalism and full communism. This is a strategy whereby the state has control of all key resource-producing industries and manages most aspects of the economy, in contrast to laissez faire capitalism.
Hiya folks, my name's plenka but you can call me Patrick for short. I have a question for you and it's two parts. Here it is: a) Do you think we are marching towards becoming a socialist nation? And if you believe that we are, then b) Is this march being led by the will of the federal government, or by the will of the people?
My intent is to throw out sort of a social barometer... I just want to see what regular people whom I may not know personally may have to say. I'm asking specifically of the United States but anyone living in any other country, feel free to reply if you wish. My intent is not to argue or criticize anyone's response. I just want to know what you think. Thanks in advance.