You keep using that word, sharing. I do not think it means what you think that it means.
What you’re describing is free enterprise, not socialism. Jack and Jean are voluntarily bartering. Good for them.
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest.” Adam Smith https://t.co/5uJ4AeS2y5
— Gail Heriot (@GailHeriot)
“Sharing,” mind, at the muzzle of a government gun—with the nomenklatura skimming all the cream right off the top for themselves and their fellows in the privileged “elite” class, and none of the downtrodden, oppressed serf class will get anything but the very dregs, far less what they truly need. Where all is rationed, regulated, and forcibly redistributed into needless artificial scarcity, and there is never enough of anything to go around. Where creativity and the innate human drive to excel and to better oneself is outlawed by soulless bureaucrats whose greed is only matched by their love of cruelty to those they consider their inferiors.
Bottom line: after a century and a half of failure, moribund economies, and over a hundred million deaths (that we know of), anybody who still clings to socialism is nothing but a goddamned idiot.