Democratic socialism became a political slogan in the 2016 presidential campaign. Senator Bernie Sanders is a contender for the Democratic Party. He uses this sentence to describe his political ideals, vision and policies he has proposed. But what does it mean? In short, democratic socialism is a combination of a democratic political system and a socialist economic system. It is premised on the fact that both politics and the economy should be democratically managed, as this is the best way to ensure that both meet the needs of the population. In theory, the United States already has a democratic political system, but many social scientists point out that our interests are eroded by wealthy interests, which makes certain people and entities (such as large companies) have more power to decide political outcomes than ordinary citizens. This means that the United States is not a real democracy. The democratic socialists and many scholars believe that democracy does not actually exist when it is combined with the capitalist economy because of the unequal distribution of wealth, resources and power. Capitalism is premised on it, and it reappears. (See a series of big pictures of inequality brought about by capitalism in American social stratification.) Compared with the capitalist economy, the socialist economy aims to meet the needs of the public and achieve this through management. Cooperation and sharing of ownership of production. The democratic socialists do not believe that the government should be an overall entity that manages all production and services in an authoritarian manner, but that people should collectively manage them in a partial and decentralized manner.