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Gidney N Cloyd

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Difference between a Democratic Socialist and a Social Democrat

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-Democratic-Socialist-and-a-Social-Democrat
The key difference between the two here is the degree of acceptance of Marxist theory and the premise that capitalism must necessarily go. While democratic socialism advocates converting a society from capitalism to a communist society through democratic means, social democracy supports maintaing the capitalist framework, and working inside it, using economic and political interventions and government regulations/services to help the working class.

To me, 'social democracy' seems like what we've got and what some countries, particularly in northern Europe, do a bit better while 'democratic socialism' seems like the slippery slope to communism that RWers freak about.
Just to keep things "interesting," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aligns herself with the Democratic Socialists of America which is "a left-wing organization of democratic socialist (!), social democratic (!!) and labor-oriented members in the United States."
Posted by Gidney N Cloyd | Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:12 PM (15 replies)

Apparently the ERIC Trump Foundation (now "Curetivity") is still free to grift. For now.

Looking at the AG's order dissolving the Trump Foundation (https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-underwood-announces-stipulation-dissolving-trump-foundation-under-judicial) I see no mention of Curetivity, formerly the Eric Trump Foundation also being shut down-- but it is under investigation for some very 'curious activity.'

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2018/01/12/new-filing-shows-eric-trump-raised-millions-lied-about-his-foundations-expenses/#10b7829d39ed

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2018-06-15/eric-trumps-charity-still-under-investigation-for
Posted by Gidney N Cloyd | Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:51 AM (5 replies)
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