How can a Socialist State pay public services without taking a surplus from the workers?

In one of your lectures you said that one of the economic failures of the USSR was that it didn't implement socialism as they took a surplus from the workers. But, how can a socialist State pay the public services if it doesn't take a surplus from the workers. Moreover,

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  • Mateo Espada
    commented 2018-01-12 13:36:39 -0500
    Sorry, I made a mistake writing the question, I did another one without the mistake as I don’t know how to edit this one.
  • Mateo Espada
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2018-01-12 13:32:06 -0500