I have always believed in the basic ideas of socialism that that purpose of government is to ensure that each and every person in society be afforded the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and a decent job. Why else have government unless the needs of people are provided. I also believe that those with wealth should pay higher taxes since for a millionaire receiving $900,000 instead of $1,200,000 will not result in being at the poor house door. The Labor party of the United Kingdom has elected Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. He has promised to return to the traditional ideas of socialism.
Any intelligent Socialist now understands that government ownership of production will NOT work because bureaucracy is as bas an enemy as capitalism. Carbyn is the wrong leader at the wrong time and ensures more and more triumphs for the Conservative party. He was elected because so many people today hate whoever is in power and thus want change. Any change will do for them. Any change is not necessarily the best idea in modern times.