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24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 8. Socialism

[control of main beneficial institutions by society]

5 ideas
People care less about what is communal, and more about what is their own [Aristotle]
When the state is the only employer, there is no refuge from the prejudices of other people [Russell]
Socialist economics needs a very strong central power, virtually leading to slavery [Hayek, by Oksala]
The welfare state aims at freedom from want, and equality of opportunity [Micklethwait/Wooldridge]
Redistributing wealth treats some people as means, rather than as ends [Swift]