What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

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Capitalism creates artificial scarcity of the goods and services we all need to live secure, fulfilling lives in order to generate profits for the owners of capital. Socialism extends democracy into the economic sphere to give the majority of the population the ability to set different priorities for the use of the nation’s resources, and more choices about how to live their lives.

If we are not upfront about socialism, the Republicans will accuse us of deceit and subterfuge, so there’s no point in hiding from the label. Our ideas will sell themselves if we present them forthrightly. Let them resort to name calling if that’s the best they can do!]

 

What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

“…the DSA views capitalism as an oppressive system — “We see it as fundamentally undemocratic,” as DSA National Director Maria Svart put it. Here’s how she sums up what the group wants:

“When it comes right down to it, we believe people need to be able to live a dignified life. I mean there are certain things that should not be left up to the market,” she said.

Removing some parts of the economy from the forces of the free market, for example. In other words, socialism.

In the DSA’s ideal economy, some sectors — like health care and utilities — would be government-controlled. Other businesses would be worker-owned, as Svart explains it.”

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