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Describe the ways in which socialists and others challenged the capitalist order.

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1. Describe the ways in which socialists and others challenged the capitalist order.

The socialists and others have challenged the capitalist order in various ways, such as organizing mutual aid societies, mutual banks in the true sense of the word, labor unions, cooperatives, welfare provisions for the less fortunate, to name a few. In terms of labor unions, the Socialist and activists challenged the corruption, the hypocrisy and the shams of capitalist politics and "the inexcusable impoverishment of his brother workers, the prostitution of his sisters, the destruction of his wife and children in the mines and sweatshops of capitalism?(http://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/works/1912/appeal.htm). Historically, the politicians (like Roosevelt, Taft, or Wilson type) who are the chosen or self-appointed spokesmen for their individual political organizations might hold widely different beliefs and/or opinions upon political issues-- like direct legislation, recall of public officials, including the judiciary, direct election of Senators, etc.-but similar or the same views on the economic questions affecting the present social order-in fact, they represent the capitalist system (http://www.marxists.org/archive/debs/works/1912/appeal.htm).

"For 20 years socialists and working class activists have seen trade unionism, welfare provision and left wing consciousness in ...

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Describes the ways in which socialists and others challenged the capitalist order.

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