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james asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Are most so-called socialists in the U S today advocates of employee ownership of businesses and workplaces.?

see this: berniesanders.com/issues/corporate-accountability-and-democracy/

that has to be the goal of 80-90 percent at least of the avowed socialists in the U.S.: employee ownership of busineses, worker representation on corporate boards of directors, anti-trust, and shareholsers democracy

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  • 2 months ago
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    Yes, I'm very supportive of that idea.  The employees have greater personal investment in the company and deserve a greater share as well as a greater say.

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    • Cindy LGPB
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      2 months agoReport

      A lot of workers can't afford that luxury, but they do have more of a personal investment in a company that they have put their labor into than some guy off the street with a handful of cash.  If you give them a share they will be willing to put more into that company than a regular worker.

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    No. It' s ACTUAL socialists who want the means of production to be owned by the people/workers or their local collectives

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  • 2 months ago

    No!!!!!!!!

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    SOCIALISM - noun

    Definition of socialism

    1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

    2a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property

    2b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

    3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods, and unequal pay, according to work done.

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    Source: MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociali...

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    • GEORGE B
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      2 months agoReport

      A dictionary is the recorded definition of words.  If we do not accept the dictionary definition then we cannot understand each other and legal documents become worth no more than the paper they are printed on.

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  • 2 months ago

    So who puts up the money the employees will use to buy the places from their current owners? And are they all run by majority vote on everything or will they be chosen "managers" to do it and what will their qualifications be? You need to think this through.

    • Zirp
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      2 months agoReport

      banks... or just dispossess the owners

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  • 2 months ago

    there are many businesses whose capitalization is far beyond any possible employee ownership. What i think they mostly want is for their social policies to dictate business decisions ... stuff like no layoffs ever, annual raises above cost of living for everyone, etc. ... and all done while not raising prices to customers. in other words, pie in the sky because that's economically impossible.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Profit sharing can be a good way for corporate America to send a message their employees are more than a nameless number as a means to improve attitude and production.

    Is that too socialist for you?

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  • 2 months ago

    That’s their version of communism.

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  • 2 months ago

    Employees work, they don't run the business.

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  • 2 months ago

    Under Sanders' proposal, all publicly traded companies with $100 million in annual revenue or with a $100 million balance sheet would be required to provide 2 percent or more of company stock to workers each year, until 20 percent of the company is employee-owned.

    Yes, I support this. 

    • Zirp
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      2 months agoReport

      only 20 % ???

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