Michael Vaughn Posted 9 months ago Does employment = Good for society? To be brief, yes. I believe that socialists believe that there is diminishing returns for helping unique individuals and their goal is to maximize the value of the society. This explains their goal of income redistribution. I would suggest that this reasoning, if it is what they believe, would make their system rational. Others may disagree with it, but if they believe that diminishing returns applies in this situation than it is rational nonetheless.