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Why Socialism? | Socialism Explained in 20 Minutes

Why Socialism? | Socialism Explained in 20 Minutes

It is now 100 years since the October Revolution and although the Soviet Union has since ceased to exist questions of capitalism and socialism remain as relevant today as they were all those years ago. The last financial crisis was the worst since the Great Depression. Poverty, hunger, homelessness and unemployment are still huge problems which capitalism is seemingly incapable of solving. Wealth inequality has been increasing at an enormous rate while food scarcity remains present even in the world’s…

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National Socialism WAS Socialism | Rethinking WW2 History

National Socialism WAS Socialism | Rethinking WW2 History

What is National Socialism? National Socialism. National Communism. Whoa? Wait a second. WHAT? Yeah. Let me explain. According to Marxists, modern society is capitalist. And communism is the goal. Socialism is what happens on the way to communism. (Yes, I’m being super simple here, but this is the basic gist.) For Hitler, socialism was the goal, rather than the transition period. So, yeah Hitler was actually moving towards Communism. I’m just going to let that sink in for a second….

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The Democratic Socialists of America | Hayden Ludwig

The Democratic Socialists of America | Hayden Ludwig

You already know Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young and charismatic Democratic Party nominee, and soon to be congresswoman, from New York’s 14th district – who defeated a member of the party’s congressional leadership in a stunning upset victory. But do you know the Democratic Socialists of America, a group Ocasio-Cortez belongs to that was vital to her insurgent campaign? The rapidly growing DSA now claims 40,000 members nationwide—up from just 5,000 two years ago—and millions more supporters. With several DSA politicians…

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OCASIO-CORTEZ: Socialism in AMERICA? – VisualPolitik EN

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Socialism in AMERICA? – VisualPolitik EN

The woman you see in the screen is ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ. This is the politician who wants to turn America in a short of new Sweden. She is the youngest congresswoman in American history and one of the best known faces in the Democratic Party. She openly defines herself as a democratic socialist, has millions of twitter followers and… millions of critics too, both inside and outside of her party. Think about it: in a country like United States, the…

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Communists, socialists, and Marxists destroyed by Milton Friedman, capitalism and freedom

Communists, socialists, and Marxists destroyed by Milton Friedman, capitalism and freedom

Phil Donohue, “When you see around the globe the maldistribution of wealth. The desperate plight of millions of people in underdeveloped countries. When you see so few haves and so many have-nots. When you see the greed and the concentration of power. Did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism? And whether greed is a good idea to run on?” Milton Friedman, “Well, first of all, tell me, is there some society you know that doesn’t run on…

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Economic Update: Capitalism vs. Socialism

Economic Update: Capitalism vs. Socialism

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Economic Update, a weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives: jobs, incomes, debts—our own, our children’s. I’m your host Richard Wolff. I’ve been a professor of economics and that, I think and hope, has prepared me to present these economic updates to you. Today’s program is a little bit different from our normal because it focuses on a specific topic. We’ve done a few of those—socialism, fascism, and others. Today, I…

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America’s Socialist Origins

America’s Socialist Origins

Americans didn’t invent free market capitalism. But you might say they perfected it. In doing so, they created more wealth for more people than any society in the history of the world. To begin to understand this fascinating and complex story, we have to travel back in time to the very first settlers of America. But before we get to the history, let me define what I mean by capitalism. It’s not an easy term to pin down because it…

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Socialist Equality Party leaders speak at march against plant closings at GM headquarters

Socialist Equality Party leaders speak at march against plant closings at GM headquarters

Older workers have been pushed out and a new produced billions and billions in profits for the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant built this demonstration Thank you very much. march over to the Second Avenue Baptist Church then we’ll discuss the way forward in this fight. we’ll get warmed up with some hot chocolate and So I’d like now for us to take some time, we’ll that’s what we’re fighting for. The fight for socialism, technology and the labor of the world’s…

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Socialism: An Inconvenient Truth [Eps 3]

Socialism: An Inconvenient Truth [Eps 3]

– [Narrator] What is socialism really? Equality and liberty? Taking the power and money out of rich people’s hands and giving it back to the people? A revolution to make everything and everyone equal? (ominous orchestra music) But have we considered who would be in charge if such revolutions were made? Socialism never stays socialism. There is an agenda. But who are the key figures in this agenda? Episode III: Communism and Socialism. (futuristic music) – [Whispering Woman] Edge of…

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