I did dig deeper into UK, France, Canada, Denmark, etc. and what I found was that these are all capitalist countries: each has thousands of companies privately owned by shareholders, that produce goods and services for profit, to enrich the shareholders as the only motivation. Without the profit motivation the company doesn’t come into existence. In contrast, socialist Cuba, Venezuela, formerly East Germany, etc. proclaim that production of any goods and services is to satisfy the society’s needs. So, the all-wise government decides how many pairs of underwear to be produced and when, and which style. This is exactly what this author on Medium is salivating about. The generous welfare system in capitalist countries like Sweden or Denmark is not socialism, it is a system of redistribution of wealth generated by the capitalist system.