Tuesday, April 5, 2011
What is Democratic Socialism???
Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs and not to make profits for an elite few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed, toward greater economic and social democracy, so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand and hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well—everywhere but in the United States. This is due to misrepresentations of socialism that have been popularized by the business community in this country.