Talk:Socialism

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Why I removed the last paragraph in Criticism section[edit]

It talked about the supposed total equality of wealth in socialism and the importance of freedom/choices and the diversity of people's desires, etc. This is totally irrelevent. There are two socialist views on how wealth should be distributed: "To each according to need", and "to each according to contribution". Neither of these imply equality of wealth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thegentlemanfromtralfamadore (talkcontribs) 02:31, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Agree. Criticism should not be placed in a separate section but should be in the relevant parts of the article. TFD (talk) 02:44, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

It paragraph talks about equality, but this can mean different things. For example, it could be talking about equality of opportunity rather than of wealth. Jonpatterns (talk) 10:16, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

The meaning is clear based on context. The author uses the term "extreme equality", then says it is not a goal of socialism. So in this case we are criticizing socialists for something they do not believe. TFD (talk) 17:05, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

A repetition[edit]

As I was reading through the history section, under the topic of "Socialism expands and the First and Second Internationals", I noticed a repetition in the beginning of the last paragraph.

Here is a picture of the repetition.

What else I noticed is that in the first repeat the word "organisations" is in British English while in the second repeat the word "organizations" is in American English. Also, "Second International" in the second repeat isn't linked.

Is there a reason for this repetition or simply a over-sight? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Siphonaptera (talkcontribs) 09:02, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Marxist/marxist[edit]

Should Marxist be capitalized? The capitalization is not consistent, so it should be changed to be one way or the other. Unless there's some pattern that I'm not seeing... Jwood (leave me a message) See what I'm up to 20:15, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

In English, it should always be capitalized, and in Spanish not. Zozs (talk) 22:16, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
    • ^ Self, Peter. Socialism. A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, editors Goodin, Robert E. and Pettit, Philip. Blackwell Publishing, 1995, p. 339 "Extreme equality overlooks the diversity of individual talents, tastes and needs, and save in a utopian society of unselfish individuals would entail strong coercion; but even short of this goal, there is the problem of giving reasonable recognition to different individual needs, tastes (for work or leisure) and talents. It is true therefore that beyond some point the pursuit of equality runs into controversial or contradictory criteria of need or merit."