What is Socialism?

Socialism is the middle between communism and capitalism. Socialism still keep and open market economy, but it tends to have higher taxes for more government sponsored aid programs. Many northern countries in Europe have a little bit of socialism such as sweden denmark and the netherlands, but they still allow free business of civilians and the government does not regulate prices. America also has some aspects of socialism, its Obama care programs and social security can bee seen as socialist programs. Socialism is geared towards helping the lower class and working people without complete government overthrow and control.