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utopian socialism

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capitals) socialism established by the peaceful surrender of the means of production by capitalists moved by moral persuasion, example, etc: the form of socialism advocated by Robert Owen, Fichte, and others. Compare scientific socialism
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utopian socialism

an economie theory based on the premise that voluntary surrender by capital of the means of production would bring about the end of poverty and unemployment. Cf. socialism.
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Noun1.utopian socialism - socialism achieved by voluntary sacrifice
socialism - a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
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