How do people still believe in these ideas when they have continually failed throughout history? They have never worked throughout the history of the world. It is a dream that can only be realized in a dream world. For these ideals to work everything in this world would have to be perfect. Perfect resources, perfect people, and perfect government are the only way for a utopian society to exist. Because nothing is perfect these ideals are complete disasters. The famous phrase Capitalism is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried is accurate for a reason. Capitalism is a belief in the top down affect and those that believe it is a failure live life with full blinders on. America is the proof capitalism works when un-restricted by social agendas. Then when social agendas become too heavy and weaken the top the rest fall with them. Not just the rest in America but the rest of the world. There will always be the haves and have nots the only difference is whom comprises these two groups. In Capitalism they are those that find a way to obtain their own wealth, in a social society it is the government and who the government decides should be wealthy. I would love to know what exactly a liberal would hope to achieve by a fundamental transformation of the United States to a social society. What do you think would be better? I have to say I can not see it and would love to know what it is you see. So if you have an idea I would love to hear it.