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
- Cindy LGPBLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
No. It' s ACTUAL socialists who want the means of production to be owned by the people/workers or their local collectives
- GEORGE BLv 72 months ago
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.
Source: MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociali...
- JeffreyLv 72 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.
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- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 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.
- Anonymous2 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?
- Dr. Li WenliangLv 72 months ago
That’s their version of communism.
- colemanLv 42 months ago
Employees work, they don't run the business.
- 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.