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    Not to be confused with Capcom.png Capitalist Communism.

    Market Socialism, clipped to MarkSoc, is an economically Leftunity.png left-wing ideology that is unique as a leftist ideology in that it is one of the few that views markets as beneficial. Market Socialism was born in the 18th Century, when what would later be known as Clib.png Classical Liberalism and Mutalist.png Mutualism had their first lovechild, who was first written about in The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

    MarkSoc wants widespread workers' self-management within the framework of a market economy. Each worker can either directly own their workplace or vote to elect their managers.


    Market Socialism emerged as a response to Clib.png classical liberalism, in fact, the most widely known Market-Socialist literature, the Principles of a Political Economy is a series of essays by John Stuart Mill as a direct response to the Wealth of Nations.


    Employee Funds

    The wage-earner fund was a Cball-Sweden.png Swedish proposal by SwedenSocDem.png Rudolf Meidner to transition from a Socdem.png social democratic economy to a Marketsoc.png market socialist one. The companies with more than 50 employees would have 20% of their profits taxed to allow the funds to buy up shares in the companies. Since the trade union representatives control those funds, collective employee ownership will be attained after two decades.

    Cooperative Socialism.png Illyrian model

    Prominent economists in Cball-Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia, such as Jaroslav Vaněk and Branko Horvat, advocated for this type of Market Socialism. Workers would be the owners in their enterprises, and daily management would abide by one worker, one vote principle. Profits from the worker co-ops will directly compensate the employees within. Each labor-managed firm will compete in open and free markets, and they may be able to form cooperative federations. It's possible to have a Lfree.png laissez-faire form of market socialism with this, similar to Mutalist.png Mutualism.

    Tito.png Titoism/Self-governing socialism

    Like the Illyrian model, workers' self-management was also implemented via worker councils. The difference was that government intervention in the economy was far-reaching. The workers didn't own the firms they worked in, or as the 1974 constitution put it, "...no one has rights of ownership over the social means of production..." Like many other Market Socialists, Titoism believed in a Welf.png strong welfare state for the citizens.

    Lange.png Lange–Lerner theorem

    There would be a market for final goods, while the state uses a central planning board to allocate the means of production. The government will set prices for capital goods by trial and error until they reach the equilibrium between supply and demand. The workers would still democratically manage the state-owned enterprises, and there would be social dividends thanks to the socially-owned capital and natural resources. Despite being called "market socialism" by its founders, Lange Model was more of a market simulated planning or a semi-planned economy.

    MunicSoc.png Municipal Socialism

    Municipal Socialism is a variant of Market Socialism that advocates the use of local government to further social and public ownership of utilities. It predominately hails from the Cball-UK.png UK, specifically in the city of Preston.

    Personality and Behaviour

    MarkSoc is quite disdainful of other, more radical socialists, as well as Cap.png capitalists. They look down on other Leftunity.png leftist ideologies for preventing the beneficial aspects of markets from proliferating in a Soc.png socialist system, as well as looking down on Rightunity-yellow.png rightist ones for the perceived corruption and suffering in their systems.

    MarkSoc thinks they are the ultimate ideology and insists on everyone reading 1000 pages of economic theory to prove their point. They sometimes get caught up in their own self-importance, but they truly care about trying to help the workers of the world.

    How to Draw

    Flag of Market Socialism
    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Fill the ball white.
    3. Draw at the top a red hammer.
    4. Below that, draw two red arrows crossing each other.
    5. Below that, draw a red star.
    6. Add the eyes, and you're done!
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Red #EC1D26 236, 29, 38
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255



    • Dsa.png Democratic Socialism Demsocstar.png - They're fellow socialists and supporters of cooperatives.
    • Mutalist.png Mutualism - My more wacky influence.
    • Libms.png Libertarian Market Socialism - My freedom-loving descendent.
    • Synd.png Syndicalism - Workforce unionization and decentralized worker organizations? Based!
    • Distributist.png Distributism - Pretty much on the same page, but they're a little more religious than I am.
    • Tito.png Titoism - My most successful form, but quit it with the excessive meddling in the cooperatives.
    • Globnat.png Alter-Globalization - The global south shall not be exploited!
    • Dem.png Democracy - Worker cooperatives are great at providing you!
    • Goulash.png Goulash Communism - The market reforms to improve living standards are good, but you could've incentivized more workers' self-management.
    • Yellsoc.png Yellow Socialism - A bit too React.png reactionary social-wise, but otherwise he's cool.
    • Liberalsoc.png Liberal Socialism - My liberal child.
    • Guildsoc.png Guild Socialism - Basically me but Medieval-inspired and organized along professional lines.
    • Kosygin.png Kosyginism - Only if you came to power in the USSR and fully implemented the reforms.....


    • Cap.png Capitalism - Sorry dude, your markets are cool, but your bosses are not. We also both like Adam Smith but for VERY different reasons.
    • ML.png Marxism–Leninism - I fit the official definition of "Socialism" so don't call me a fake socialist! However, Raul Castro and Tito are based!
    • Clib.png Classical Liberalism - Same as above, I also enjoy Smith's works, but you're still a capitalist.
    • Austrobert.png Austrian School - Thanks for the ECP, but your unregulated capitalism is horrific.
    • Soclib.png Social Liberalism - We share a lot of the same ideals, and we both like John Stuart Mill, but doesn't provide practical solutions.
    • Capcom.png Capitalist Communism - We both want free markets in a socialist state, but you come off as rather contradictory and not really making much sense.
    • Dengf.png Dengism - You are not me! You are just state capitalism with a socialist mask! But even so, reforming the Maoist bureaucracy was based.
    • AnSynd.png Anarcho-Syndicalism - I love your brother, but why do you want to get rid of the government?
    • Social corpratism.png Social Corporatism - Better than regular Corptism.png corporatism, but still too hierarchic.
    • Orthlen.png Leninism - You understand that cooperatives are a good way to transition into socialism, which is based, I also like the NEP.png New Economic Policy, but your rejection of reform is something I wouldn't like, in fact, reform is ideal in achieving socialism.
    • Honecker.png Honeckerism - Still too planned for my tea, but it's good that you took a step to embrace some market socialist ideals.
    • TodorZhivkov.pngUlbricht.png Other Warsaw Pact market socialists Gierek.pngJaruzelski-2.png - Similar to the above.
    • Juche.png Juche - I like some of your economic ideas, but the totalitarianism and protectionism is cringe.
    • Statesoc.png State Socialism - We are both socialists, but you should lessen your authoritarian rhetoric. A planned economy is stagnant and your tendency to be overly centralized and overly bureaucratic in dealing with economics tends to hurt the working class more than it helps them. Although we sometimes overlap, mostly in Eastern Europe.
    • Socdem.png Social Democracy - You're far from horrible in modern times, but I kinda miss when you were a lot closer to me rather than a friendlier version of Cap.png him.
    • 3way.png Third Way You're a kinder version of Cap.png them with some of Socdem.png him too, but you still seem more exploitative.
    • Socauth.png Social Authoritarianism - You're sometimes too moderate economically even getting close to Cap.png him; but JuanVelasco.png Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces' Yugoslavia-like socialist self-management system was really based.
    • Nordmodel.png Nordic Model - Again, not bad, though I wish you followed through with Rudolf Meidner's ideas.


    • Fash.png Fascism - A corporatist economy is not even close to what I advocate for, especially with the class collaboration that it requires.
    • Neoliberal-icon.png Neoliberalism - This is what exclusive capitalism leads to.
    • Authcap.png The Manager - No...NO!!!
    • Pinochet-hat.png Pinochetism - Exclusivist organizations and oligarchy? In THIS land? I think not!
    • Khrusch.png Khrushchevism - Banning cooperatives in 1956 was the reason why the Soviet economy stagnated!
    • Stalin.png Stalinism - Even worse than the above. But at least Zyuganov still likes you.
    • Oligarchy.png The Board of Executives - This is what Authcap.png he wants over the workers!
    • Hoxha.png Hoxhaism - Stop calling any socialist ideologies that stray even slightly from Marxism–Leninism revisionist!
    • Corptism.png Corporatism - My opposite.
    • Statecap.png State Capitalism - Stop pretending to be me! We are pretty different.
    • LeftCom.png Left Communism - Why do you hate me?
    • Libertarian.png Libertarianism - "The freer the market, freer the people", I totally agree, but you misunderstood the quote.
    • Ancapf.png Anarcho-Capitalism - The free market means no capitalism.
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - You really put the statement "Capitalism is anti-market" more true than anyone else.
    • Obj.png Objectivism - Free markets aren't about worshiping your boss or being really greedy.

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