Bread and Roses refers to itself as “socialistic,” and our version of socialism isn’t quite the same as that espoused by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Both Mr. Sanders and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez have to some extent identified socialism with the New Deal, or, now, The Green New Deal. Our brand of socialism is somewhat different. We identify with the utopianism of the pre-Marxist socialists and with the early Marx, especially his economic and philosophic manuscripts on alienated labor, and the role of money in human interaction. Further, we embrace the Marxist social contract: “From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.” At the same time, we are not in love with big government, and our roots are wider than merely the socialist tradition.