I suspect some projection may be happening here, and that it is you who doesn’t like the association of those things with socialism, not wanting to give any credit to a way of thinking you view in an ideologically adversarial way.

While of course none of those programs in itself constitutes socialism, they are *socialistic* in nature. That is not a dirty word, and anybody who feels such an emotional aversion to it that they must cover it in a more agreeable wrapping should cultivate more impartiality.

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