Socialism in a nutshell.
Whether that is Marxism proper or the state-powered crony-crapitalism that we have in most of the West, where the State "redistribute" billions to people like Musk.
@Hyolobrika Did I hurt your feelings? I agree that I am stretching the definition, just a little.
Just like many people say that we have Capitalism in the West (we don't), it is likewise easy to claim that "Welfare" is a sure-tell-sign of socialism, and "Welfare to Corporations" is more prevalent than one can imagine...
@niclas This is basically the one-drop rule applied to political ideologies. "To be capitalism one must have an absolutely free market but to be socialism it is sufficient to have a little bit of wealth redistribution".
"Free market" and "forced wealth redistribution" aren't the only definitions of "capitalism" and "socialism" though btw. Some people think socialism is compatible with a free market (and historically, they seem to be right): http://www.minorcompositions.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/MarketsNotCapitalism-web.pdf
You didn't hurt my feelings btw.
@Hyolobrika Thanks for the link to that book. Reading the introduction and browsing the table of contents, it seems to align pretty much with my own stance, not at all contradicts it.
End of the day, I think the main issue (as often is) was what the words actually means.
Example; For me Free Market with only Voluntary Transactions is Capitalism. You and many others (incl this book), includes state-privileged capitalists, state-enforced corporations, and other state interference
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