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Doesn’t capitalism drive innovation?

A reader recently asked, “doesn’t capitalism drive technological progress?” Below our Ask The Socialist column answers. ** Capitalists say that new ideas – innovations – come from competition and the search for profits. They claim that...

Don’t you want everyone to be paid the same?

A reader recently asked us if everyone would be paid the same under socialism. And if so, what incentive would there be to work hard or study? ** No, everyone would not be paid the same...

What is workers’ democracy?

One of our readers recently asked, “You say socialism would be a system of workers’ democracy. How would that differ from how capitalism works today?” Our 'Ask The Socialist' column answers below. ** Capitalist...

What’s the difference between socialism and communism?

One of our readers recently asked “What’s the difference between socialism and communism?” Our 'Ask The Socialist' column answers below. ** All around the world people are talking about the chaos, crisis and cruelty of capitalism,...

Are people too greedy for socialism?

A reader of our magazine recently asked “Aren’t people too greedy for socialism?” Below our Ask The Socialist column answers. ** This is a question we often get asked. Most people recognise that we live in...

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