Socialism : The Political And Economic Theory Of Social Organization

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For this essay, I will be answering question three. Socialism is defined as the 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. In layman’s terms, socialism is an ideology that focuses on the community and a society in which everyone contributes into making and sustaining a home for all. This is talked about widely through the political spectrum with people wanting the United States to move to a socialistic society, but some would argue that socialism would not only ruin the economy but also ruin the society from the bottom up. In this essay I will explain how socialism: came into the ideological spectrum, how it is helpful to the economy, and how it is better for the environment as a whole.
To start out quickly, Robert Garner states in his article titled “Traditional Ideaologies”, the ideology of socialism “is a child of the industrial revolution being associated with the emergence of an industrial working class” (Garner 2012:115). It was created from the minds of the extreme working class that would challenge the rich and powerful due to the different aspects of labor the two groups created. Socialism was the thought that everyone should do the same work and not get paid more than one another but paid equally. If they are doing the same job or are reaching the same goal together, why not do the same as everyone else and earn the same as…

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