"Democratic Socialists want to take away your property"

Best response:
This myth confuses production of property and owning property, Democratic Socialists do not want the government to own property, just to regulate the means of production and the resources and equipment that create wealth. Democratic Socialists have no interest in taking away one’s home, car or individual items intended for personal use.


  1. Right now, the wealth of the 1,000 billionaires is equal to that of the 3.5 billion poorest people on the planet. In order to provide everyone with more, that wealth must be commonly owned, and not the property of those few capitalists. In reality, as the foreclosure crisis has shown, under capitalism the banks own most of this property as well—and will take it away as they please.


How would you respond to someone saying "Democratic Socialists want to take away your property"?