Yes if the majority of people supported it
Yes but not now
No. Socialism never works.
No because people would never accept it
There is lots of socialism in the USA. I think the Mainstream Media is trying to give it a bad name like Republicans call themselves conservatives. Privatizing profit and socializing liabilities is not conservative. If you're old enough to remember the McCarthy "Communist" scare of the 50s and the lives ruined by false accusations, you can also grasp that the gov't can do the same thing anytime, with the MSM backing. I think there are great upsides to small scale capitalism and socialism, but Corporatism generates a large scale monster detrimental to society as a whole. The "isms" are what you make them. They are not cut and dried, molded finished products. Good governorship and citizenship build good "isms." Compromise in every area to make a fit. The closest you can come to a perfect fit.
With any system, public administration begins to grow "meat." Each secretary wants to have his secretary. After a short time each department head hаs 10 deputies. But when you change the administration (in Western democracies), you may cut off the few heads of hydra . Under socialism, and unchanged for many years, administrations, this is impossible.
There are so many different branches of thought, schools, interpretations, and theories of socialism that it's nearly impossible to practically use the world "socialism".
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
It can happen, but it can't work. If we aren't careful, it will happen.
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
I should say that I do not know...but Pollyanna's voice must be heard.
Egalitarianism is the key and time is the factor...we cannot continue to be so backward
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump