Early Socialism

By: Kaycie Howerton

Socialism

-is a system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls some means of production, such as factories and utilities.

Early Socialism

-was largely the idea of intellectuals who believed in the equality of all people and who wanted to replace competition with cooperation in industry.

Karl Marx, a socialists, such ideas were merely impractical dreams.

Robert Owen, a British cotton manufacturar, one utopian socialist, believed that people would show their natural goodness if they lived in a cooperative environment.