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William Thompson

(1775—1833) socialist and economist

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Robert Owen

Robert Owen  

(1771–1858)Welsh social reformer. Owen is best remembered as a campaigner against the abuses of the industrial revolution, and for the model cotton factory he set up in New Lanark. In political ...
Saint-Simonians

Saint-Simonians  

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The followers of a French social and philosophical movement founded in the mid-1820s that advocated fraternal cooperation and the reorientation of society towards the poorer classes. Named after the ...
socialism

socialism  

An economic system in which the means of production are controlled by the state. Also known as socialist economy. Contrast capitalism. See also marxism.

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