Before examining S. Michael Melia‘s positions (Nov. 18), let’s begin with definitions. A quick Google search proves highly enlightening.

Socialism is an economic model that dictates government own or control all commerce and wealth, whereas capitalism is based on private ownership of means of production and of profits generated. Communism is a political system that is also economic since it requires government to be both exclusive owner of the country’s assets as well as sole decider of all social norms and national positions.

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