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In a socialist society the means of production are owned by the workers rather than by a rich minority of capitalists or functionaries Such a system of ownership is both collective and individual in nature It is collective because society can control production unlike the economic anarchy of capitalism and because production is for the common good rather than for individual profitAt the same time it is individual because workers are no longer a collective mob of alienated non-owners employed by a minority of owners Work becomes a free and self-affirming activity for each worker and they receive the full fruits of their labor The capitalists and their servants no longer control production nor grow rich from others toil Everybody is an owner Socialism is genuine free enterpriseThe personally empowering and cooperative nature of socialist ownership underpins similar changes in other aspects of life Socialism means far healthier individuals and human relationships It means full participation by each individual in the intellectual cultural and political life of society Socialism requires a revolution with three main stages firstly the emergence of a workers movement committed to socialist revolution secondly the achievement of political power and the expropriation of the capitalists and thirdly a period during which workers learn how to be owners and rulers and cast off the psychological and ideological dross of the past Socialism will not be an utopia simply created in peoples minds It will be the product of economic and social development In developed countries it is now possible for everyone to live a reasonably affluent life and be free of long hours of routine toil This creates a better basis for cooperation and mutual regard Historically where equality would have meant shared poverty it was inevitable that a minority would plunder enslave and exploit the majority At the same time rank and file workers are progressively acquiring through their experiences the abilities to do without an elite Their general level of
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