Oh, you know, you’re a capitalist Yankee dog, and oh, you know, you’re some crazy communist that’s going to take away everybody’s property. And I mean, those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory — you should just decide what works.
Except, the Communists really did take everybody’s property in the USSR, Cuba, and Venezuela… and there is an ever-increasing appetite for confiscating wealth and property in the United States as well, so that part is not merely an intellectual argument.
Also, Capitalism (or Free Markets, which is the better term) did not murder 100 million people in the 20th Century, or devastate the economies of Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Argentina, for that matters, everywhere else a planned, centralized, political economic model has been implemented.
The most successful economy in South America is also the least socialist, and that country is conspicuously absent from the president’s itinerary.