That depends entirely on how one would define “socialism.” For example, I wouldn’t characterize publicly funded programs and projects involving infrastructure, healthcare, and education as “socialism.” They are all crucial for long-term economic growth. In fact, they were a norm in the United States long before the word “socialism” entered English vernacular. Yet to hear conservatives talk about it, especially Libertarians, anything at all involving public investment or oversight is “socialism.” Moreover, common sense oversight has been labeled as “big government” and socialistic despite the fact that we the people, are the government. While I’m not necessarily for government owning the means of production. I am absolutely for public oversight and laws that protect the broader public from private sector entities that have proven time and again that they will do anything to make a buck whether it’s dumping toxic waste in waterways to save money, or defrauding pension holders.