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state socialism

the theory, doctrine, and movement advocating a planned economy controlled by the state, with state ownership of all industries and natural resources.
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state socialist, noun Unabridged
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  • But by the growth of state socialism the economic power of the private capitalists is steadily weakened.

  • There has been a large increase of state socialism in recent years.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • A Socialist government would begin immediately an almost complete reversal of the statesmanship of "state socialism."

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • As we do not know what state socialism would bring about, we cannot say.

  • They go in for state socialism, yes, but they are not internationalists.

    This Simian World Clarence Day
  • Like all state socialism they are the negation of that liberty which is the goal of human progress.

  • Therefore his state socialism failed to silence the Socialists.

  • A rigid system of state socialism would involve a retrogression in this respect.

    The Group Mind William McDougall
British Dictionary definitions for state socialism

state socialism

a variant of socialism in which the power of the state is employed for the purpose of creating an egalitarian society by means of public control of major industries, banks, etc, coupled with economic planning and a social security system
Derived Forms
state socialist, noun
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