I advocate for trying a true free market capitalist society before going full bown socialism (then communism). I'd argue that, the people want those kind of systems because society is used to it being this way, (being born into it) and can't imagine how it would work without these social systems. (lets not get into "but who will build the roads"?) Since our government is drunk on and addicted to cheap money, taxing and rampant spending, it creates a cycle that is dependent on reallocating tax dollars for expansion of more government power. More power = more rules and regulations = less freedoms for the people, inevitably. But that's what they want because it makes them feel safer at the end of the day that they will be taken care of, regardless if they work or not.....talk about entitlement. Free will and heroism has been long since eroded. They don't realize that they are going to wake up one day and there's going to be a unelected bureaucrat from a totalitarian state agency that is going to make all the decisions for them with the full weight of the state behind them; and by that time it will be too late turn things around because of the misuse of technology....(like how China is implementing facial recognition in an all seeing surveillance state. It's going to get to the point where you will be recognized by AI as having an angry face, next thing you know you have FBI agents at your door to find out why you're upset). “It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own pride is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole; that pride and conceitedness, the feeling that the individual ... is superior, so far from being merely laughable, involve great dangers for the existence of the community that is a nation; that above all the unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and the will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of interests of the individual. ... By this we understand only the individual's capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men. - Adolf Hitler. Wasn't this guy supposed to be evil or something? Also, werent the Nazi's not supposed to be socialist? It is extreme, it is already happening. We will have zero freedoms left. But that's just my opinion (which looks like is slowly coming to fruition). Its Fabian style Socialism.