If you are referring then to the welfare state, that was founded, in its modern form in the United States, way back to FDR. Its' current problems being in part because there is no consensus on how extensive a welfare state ought to be, and in part because as the population ages and the workforce shrinks relative to population, and thus the number of taxpayers shrinks relative to the number of beneficiaries, the welfare state becomes less affordable.The younger generation has to pay higher and higher taxes in order to maintain the same level of benefits. Thus does Social Security have $21 trillion in unfunded liabilities, and Medicare $43 trillion. This in an economy that is currently $22 trillion in size.Put it all together and socialism is not going anywhere. It is not on the table because a centrally planned economy, the abolition of private property and empty store shelves are not wildly popular. Thus Gen Z will not do any better, because they don't want socialism any more than the earlier generations did. Well, that and all those generations had no idea of what they were talking about. All having been too busy on their cell phones to look up the basic definition of socialism.
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
Edit: “more public provision” could be socialism if it is taken to the max, i. e. more or less removing private provision of goods. However, gov funding education and healthcare does not satisfy that.
Be the first girl to share an opinion and earn 1 more Xper point!