Much of what's called "socialism" here is actually just social safety net stuff....not the people controlling the means of production.
I'm on the dole (a little) now...collecting Social Security. I can live with that.
Now....work harder so I can get more!
(Not you...you don't live here. Just Americastanians. Work, work, work!)
Yeah, that's the case in a lot of places! I think people make a big deal out of the whole left-right divide when in practice our leftist and rightist parties are all just liberals with some degree of variation on the degree and kind of regulation which should be placed on the free market and, to a greater degree, on social issues.