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How Does Egalitarianism Compare to Other Social Systems and "Isms"?
The key difference between egalitarianism and the other "isms" discussed below is that egalitarianism not only aims to abolish class inequality but also is able to do so. In contrast, the other "isms" fail to abolish class inequality either because a) they accept it as legitimate (as necessary or even desirable) or because b) they aim to abolish it but inevitably fail to do so for a reason stemming from the core beliefs of the "ism" in question.
The specific reasons each of the following "isms" fail to abolish class inequality are discussed in some detail in the pages linked to here: capitalism, communism, socialism, libertarianism, anarchism. The chart below compares and contrasts these "isms" with egalitarianism.
sharing (moneyless) economy based on "From each according to ability, to each according to need"
no rich & no poor
laws only made locally by egalitarians
money-based, for-profit economy
some rich and some poor
minimal government (only for national defense and enforcement of contracts, some of which make some rich and some poor)
Anarchism (as practiced during the Spanish Revolution 1936-9)
sharing (moneyless) economy based on "From each according to ability, to each according to need" (with variations in different places, but approximating this typically)
no rich & no poor
no government at all (this was a fatal flaw because in practice it meant that anarchists allowed anti-egalitarians to set up a government in the part of Spain where four million people were creating egalitarianism, and this in turn enabled the fascist General Franco to defeat the Spanish Revolution militarily)
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