Okay, I don’t understand how you can have a PhD in economics and think that “pure socialism” is government mandated and/or provided equal income. Socialism is about democratic control over the means of production and the elimination of capitalist exploitation of labor.

Redistributive programs like Medicare are “socialist” in a sense, but not in a way that is very meaningful to Marxian economics. Capitalist social relations are still maintained in both “mixed” economies like Sweden and state capitalist economies like the USSR or China.

Corporate accountant and former auditor with degrees in philosophy and accounting.

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