How Socialism help build modern day capitalism? Written circa 1962' by Frank Chodorov but timely today when looking at the historical implications as we would see later. Just a bit of case-n-point to my title twist above, a recent poster here made the following comment on another thread: Although true that airlines had to "forkout" funds post 9/11 as it related to it's "free market" business model, those funds were later softened by other gov't givebacks that in effect socialized those costs onto the taxpayer. And yet no one dare ever think that all those airports across the land, those runways after runways, those eminent domain cases for airport creation and expansion are not an act of socialism in order to accommodate a capitalist business model by socializing the infrastructure costs on which the airlines operate onto the backs of taxpayers. And do we dare mention roads and the interstate highway? If we are going to talk about really cutting gov't, limiting it's size and scope and yet in the same breathe we champion the great corp. America and it's economic engine, at some point that conversation is going to have to take place and it won't be pleasant by any stretch.