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Socialism vs Communism

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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I would like to see your interpretations of socialism, communism and the differences between the two. If you would like, give the general region/state/country you are from. General regions will be assumed to be in the US, for example The South will be assumed to be the southern US.
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FlowerGirl777
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I think of socialism as having a strong safety net, socialized health care. Communism is about no private ownership.

I am from Minnesota.

SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Oct. 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM
In socialism the economic sector is private and people make wages but pay a high percentage to the government. The government provides healthcare, education, elder care, etc..

In communism, the government controls the economic sector and everyone works for the government. In exchange, everyone is provided with housing, food, healthcare, education, etc...

I'm in ca.
kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Both communism and socialism take away from personal ownership.

Quoting FlowerGirl777:

I think of socialism as having a strong safety net, socialized health care. Communism is about no private ownership.

I am from Minnesota.

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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Good one. Probably the best contrast I've seen.

Quoting SewingMamaLele:

In socialism the economic sector is private and people make wages but pay a high percentage to the government. The government provides healthcare, education, elder care, etc..



In communism, the government controls the economic sector and everyone works for the government. In exchange, everyone is provided with housing, food, healthcare, education, etc...



I'm in ca.
FlowerGirl777
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Yes, but in socialism you are allowed to have property, and in communism you are not - at all, I think, maybe not?


Quoting kailu1835:

Both communism and socialism take away from personal ownership.

Quoting FlowerGirl777:

I think of socialism as having a strong safety net, socialized health care. Communism is about no private ownership.

I am from Minnesota.



Carpy
by Ruby Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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Communism is the end result of socialism

survivorinohio
by René on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM

My understanding is that socialists would look at resources as combined and split it all up where as communist would claim it all as the states and provide the people with basics.

FlowerGirl777
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:22 PM

that's what i thought, too, but of course there is no pure communism anywhere in the world, probably would be impossible. 

There is a book "The WIld Swans, Three Daughters of China." Very scary and sad what they went through during the Cultural Revolution. 

Any examples of socialistic states turning Communist? 


Quoting survivorinohio:

My understanding is that socialists would look at resources as combined and split it all up where as communist would claim it all as the states and provide the people with basics.



TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM
You don't think China is a Communist country?

Quoting FlowerGirl777:

that's what i thought, too, but of course there is no pure communism anywhere in the world, probably would be impossible. 

There is a book "The WIld Swans, Three Daughters of China." Very scary and sad what they went through during the Cultural Revolution. 

Any examples of socialistic states turning Communist? 



Quoting survivorinohio:

My understanding is that socialists would look at resources as combined and split it all up where as communist would claim it all as the states and provide the people with basics.




muslimah
by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM

 

Quoting FlowerGirl777:

Yes, but in socialism you are allowed to have property, and in communism you are not - at all, I think, maybe not?

 

Quoting kailu1835:

Both communism and socialism take away from personal ownership.

Quoting FlowerGirl777:

I think of socialism as having a strong safety net, socialized health care. Communism is about no private ownership.

I am from Minnesota.

 

 

 I think you are right. Most Arab country is socialist and everyone has health care, they are provided the food staples, they are provided utilities and education but they still own their homes, cars, and businesses. The difference with their ownership of property is it does not take 20 years to actually own it. There is not interest. People pay out of pocket and buy what they are buying for a set flat price.

I don't know if the no interest is part of socialiasm or not though. It may be that way because where they have a Muslim majority it is against Islam to charge interest or to get yourself in debt with interest.

Almost everyone I know who has come to the United States that lived in Arab country as an adult talks about what a hard life this is and how tired and sick it makes you. You are constantly working to pay and never get paid off. They are not used to that. They are used to working, getting paid, and buying our right and not havingto worry about the heat or electricity getting cut off because they couldn't make the bill.

 Subhan Allah ( سبحان الله )"Glory be to Allah"
 Alhamdulillah ( الحمدللہ )"All Praise to Allah"
 Allahu Akbar ( الله اكبر )"Allah is the Greatest"

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