The socialist programs pay for things that do not make money by themselves, but they build the infrastructure that the capitalism in our society needs to grow the economy. One benefit of socialism is that it provides what the economy needs despite the fact that no single private company can make a profit from these activities.
China’s economy is growing so fast not because they are cheating. It’s just that China is making the investments that the USA refuses to make. China is industrializing while the USA de-industrializes. What actually wise capitalist thinks that our de-insdustrialization is good for the society as a whole? They all know that it is the most profitable path for individual companies in the short term. In the long term, after all value has been sucked out of USA companies, there will only be a tiny, shrunken USA economy.
What the USA is doing has been likened to killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
For anybody who thinks they read in the above paragraphs any support for the lack of democracy in China, the truth is that what you think you read is a fantasy of your own mind. Just because I support investing in infrastructure like China does, in no way means I support everything else that China does. Don’t let your hot head make you see things in my post that are not there.
I can actually tell the difference between what I like, and what I don’t like. I wish more people had that ability.