Dumber Than A Sack Of Hammers!
It takes a perverse talent to be this moronic. (See below) Every statement given about socialism is factually wrong. Even the laziest, party animal, freshman Poli-sci student would do better. I wonder though, if Conservapedia is not a spoof. I checked their article on Marx and found it to be equally idiotic. But it does say a lot about the intelligence of right-whiners that I am unsure whether it is real or not. This is understandable after years of having lunkheads telling me Pierre Trudeau was a “communist”, that Canada is a “socialist country” and the NDP, bless their pale pink little hearts, are “extremists and hard leftists.” Please make your own decision on this...
Socialism is an economic system that requires public ownership and government control over the production of goods. Government is supposed to make decisions about what and how much to produce in an attempt to increase the common welfare. Socialism is common in most parts of the world outside of the United States.
Socialism is described by this saying: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." Socialism allows private property in the form of wages to workers, but not in the form of ownership of large companies.
Karl Marx considered socialism to be a transitory strage between capitalism (full private property rights) and communism (almost no private property rights).