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In a completely socialist system...

there are only two classes - the ruling elite & the citizens. The citizens are assumed by the socialist ideal to be all equal. However in order to "manage" such a system, a "superior" class must be established.

In a free market, it is within the capability of the average citizen to transition to any "class" within the society. In other words, government privilege is the driving force behind maintaining individuals in certain "classes."