It's funny how redistribution of wealth is considered The socialist talking point whereas real socialists almost never actually talk about it. Probably to further the misunderstanding of what socialism is and perpetuate the idea that we want things that aren't rightfully ours

Socialists want compensation for the full value of our labor, democratic control of the structures we built and use, common ownership of the bounties of nature that no one has the right to hoard, and full control over our personal property without restrictions on use, repair, modification, etc

All of those things *are ours*, but they've been stolen from our ancestors. We just want them back

Redistributing the ill-gotten wealth from all of those things would be nice but isn't really required to be honest. Most of it is just paper or bytes, and we won't have much use for that

@socalledunitedstates ohhhh I see we might be discussing with different understandings of what "wealth" means

@rekh127 It's typically talked about wrt money, yeah. I didn't know the term was used differently by leftists

@socalledunitedstates ah, yeah, colloquially it means money, but economics wise usually doesn't, like most of billionaires billions is not money, just the tip of the pyramid. your landlords wealth is all the buildings he owns that he uses to get money from you.

@socalledunitedstates but then people measure that in dollar value and life gets complicated. I hate money haha

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