Socialism a nasty word?
Since when has "socialism" become a bad thing?
I always thought that the only community worth it's salt is one that looks after the weakest or least able.
Socialism is a good thing in certain aspects which benefits the public as a whole, both directly and indirectly.
For example: A socialist approach to medicine means no-one in the UK is denied health care. This protects the general public from potential pandemics and keeps medical outgoings to a minimum.
Capitalism has ways of making non-essentials efficient and cheap in a competitive market, but are absolute gouging t**ts when it's an essential or monopolistic market.
Both pure capitalism and socialism can make slaves of us all but balanced system with both Socialism and Capitalism can work, if applied right.