Somebody needs to make it clear: Social Security IS socialist. Medicare IS socialist.
I can't seem to get that point across even here. Mixed systems work best. It's almost like racism, racially integrated societies work better than apartheid. But racists simply don't buy into that theory.
No no, you're NOT ALONE.
I've been screeching about the mutt theory in economics forever.
You're 100 percent right. Purity is poison.
It's poisonous to most things we know and love.
Genetic purity leads to profound birth defects.
In music, art, literature, even cuisine, purity leads to stagnation and genre collapse.
In religion it leads to fundamentalist extremism.
And in economics it leads to...much the same.