Bet you didn't know that the Democratic Socialists of America website states that "the workers who are affected by economic institutions should own and control them". Right. Not only do I disagree, but I say "no way". No FUCKING way!
Employees should absolutely NOT own the companies where they work! I mean, we NEED someone at the top being paid an exorbitant salary and collecting "bonuses" even when the company loses money. Because it's the American way.
And so the difference between democratic socialism (where apparently if I owned a business that did well enough to employ a couple of hundred people, I wouldn't any longer be allowed to call the shots and would instead be at the mercy of those who sweep the floors and plow the driveways) and regular socialism... is what again?
Fucking commies would force me to sell my business? Or just take it from me? No, the DSA website doesn't say that. I just assume. The looting of the wealthy class being something socialists excel at. I mean, they SURELY could not be talking about converting businesses to co-ops legally by buying them.
I, for one, wouldn't sell. Not that I own a business. But if did and wanted to retire (and also didn't have any kids I wanted to leave it to) and was made a generous offer by my employees? I'd tell them to go to hell. I'd sell to someone offering less (a lot less) before I'd sell to employees. Companies should be controlled by the wealthy, not working class peons.