Social Socialism And Socialism

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The government is expected to provide the basic necessities of life for it’s people. A socialist democratic state allows for the majority of the wealth to be held by the mass while still allowing individual freedoms to coexist. Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Many western nations value individual freedoms while still demanding government services while most traditional governments in the east value order and stability. A socialist democratic government is a compromise of the two because the government maintains order and stability on certain matters while people have their individual freedoms within their own lives. …show more content…
Their food, water, shelter, clothing, education, protection and health care is paid for by the government because that allows for a greater percent of the population to benefit from these services. Since the government needs money to provide these services, the contribution of the people’s tax money will be greater. The government also owns all large businesses such as factories so that the profits from those businesses will go towards helping the community. The ownership of large businesses by the government also encourages citizens to open and maintain small businesses. This helps the economy of the country and that in turn helps the people. Many people criticize that socialism is an economic policy only but the key to a sound government is a stable economy. Most revolutions of the past have occurred because the people’s basic needs were not being provided. The French Revolution for example was due to the government 's insufficient distribution of food among the

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