The term “Socialism” has been hijacked. People may equate the term socialist with Nazi, which was by definition a socialist party. That is hard to overcome.
In my article on HR1 voting bill, one point of hype was: “It is a Socialist plot.” Some people, right and left, tend to assign anything that they don’t agree with to their favorite scapegoat.
The antitrust welfare vision [of capitalism] description is accurate. The real problem, like always, is restraining the cheats. That is true no matter who is in power.
I was in Peru for a while. Peru health care has both public and private clinics. A private HMO is $300 per year and you are told the copay, which is reasonable, on every procedure up front. The public clinics are overcrowded, so if people have any money, they join a private clinic.
We used to have something like that locally when I was growing up in the 50’s. They were shut down because they “were not fair,” “they were too crowded,” “cost too much” and of course socialist.
Finally, I learned in school about the first colony. The first year, they fed everyone for the common food source; Some were lazy and did little. The colony nearly starved. The next year, it was “You don’t work, you don’t eat.” True? I don’t know. More to overcome.