Do you have any idea just how wild and willfully ignorant you are making yourself to be? You are absolutely uneducated on basic economic principles. You keep calling us Socialists and yet you fail to understand its basic core principles. Under Socialism, money, interest, profits, large corporations, stocks, etc do not even exist. Only in a capitalist economic system they do. Democratic Socialism is a system that participates in and enjoys the benefits of the above; it just wants to implement safeguards to protect the working class, to stop greed, or you know, to protect the established communities of Long Island City from being priced out of their homes, forced to pack it up because a large corporation that profits double-digit billions annually requires and remands billions in local taxpayer handouts. Scandinavia is not Socialist. They give out mostly free healthcare but they does not make those countries Socialist. They just give out social services and make them available to everyone. Venezuala isn't even Socialist. Their economy is entirely capitalism. It operates under almost entirely private businesses with a 'free' market. It's downfall outside of the US States imposing sanctions on it, is the government does interfere and set price controls but it is Capitalism. They just happened to nationalize the oil industry and steal a bunch of land from people and companies. I think you need to educate yourself before you start attaching labels to people. And quite honestly, you have nothing to contribute. You either have no answer to communities being displaced and priced out of their homes, the sweeping gentrification, or you are aware but are too chicken shit to say 'tough luck', either way you have no valid response or rebuttal that provides anything of value to this discussion.