Socialism Vs. Social-Democracy: Ownership of…

A common distinction between socialism, democratic or otherwise, and social-democracy is the question of public ownership. There is a sense that only collective ownership of “the means of production” (‘MoP’) is adequate to solve the problems of society. It sounds more radical, and as radical as possible is thought to be necessary in the face of our myriad of problems. This formulation leads to all sorts of confusion.

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