An economic system advocating democratic control of the means of production through worker, common and/or state ownership. There is no one form of socialism; some systems involve states whilst others are stateless, some employ markets whilst others utilise central or distributed planning.
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- Bot Marxism
- Closed Economy - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
An economy which does not engage in interpolity trade. Some religious, utopian, and hider polities, and many Caretaker Protectorates are closed economies.
- Command Economy - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
The state allocates resources, and sets production targets and growth rates according to its own view of people's wants. The state allocates resources, and sets production targets and growth rates according to its own view of people's wants.
- Equalizer Civilization
- Megasov /m2vi19-t34201
- Megasov System, The
- Planned Economy - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
An economy in which a central authority decides what goods are produced, the methods of production, and who gets the goods. In prim or low tech settings this may be a person or family, a corporation or megacorp, or a government. In most modern polities it is some aspect of a ruling transapient or is a an ai or set of ais designed for the task.
- Saint Marxism - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Late Interplanetary Age Old Earth religion based on reinterpretation of Industrial Age economic philosopher Karl Marx's text Das Kapital in terms of nanotech and distributed automation. Considers Marx a "saint" but not an avatar. The religion went through several local revivals during the early First Federation period, and was particularly popular among disenfranchised vecs.
Text by Ryan B.
Initially published on 31 December 2001.