Socialist thinkers: Tony Benn (1925-)

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  • Created on: 19-03-16 18:20


  • socialist tradition described as ethical or even christian
  • he believes that the principal messages of Christ were equality and brotherhood, Christ condemed the pursuit of wealth and the inequalities that existed in ancient times
  • he argues that innequality is unethical and must be drastically reduced

His ideas:

  • he asserted that it was monopoly capitalism that was preventing the more even distribution of wealth
  • he claimed that capitalism, would never accept higher taxation as a means of redistribution of income
  • public ownership of all major industries was essential to him if economic equality was


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