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What does socialism even mean anymore? | The Fact Checker

March 21, 2019 | 6:05 PM GMT
When president Trump and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) talk about socialism, it doesn’t sound like they are talking about the same thing. President Trump points to socialism as the root of poverty, tyranny and suffering in countries that have adopted it. Ocasio-Cortez suggests socialism’s aim is to level the playing field, providing social services to boost up the poor. Does socialism make countries look more like Venezuela or Denmark? The Fact checker explains.