So what do you suggest as an alternative?
Communism was always worse, from all aspects. It is not even true that all shared the same misery, the elite class lived in splendour.
Socialism is the idea that the state should run some of the show, and so we have some degree of socialism in all countries, even the US.
All you have to do now is look for yourself where people are generally happy and the economy is good and stable. The statistics are easy to access.
Try googling country+happiness+economy+stable what do you get
Talking endlessly about how we are on the brink of collapse gets old as the years go by.