Joe, in Europe and India, far left groups are becoming increasingly popular. The French Communist Party is the third largest party in the country; in Spain, too, and in Russia, the second largest, and in Cyprus, the largest, and in Greece, among the largest, and in Germany, significant. That's evidence that people are sick of capitalism. And the 'mixed economy' is a capitalist economy because the means of production are privately owned. The wealth that supports public programs is ultimately derived from taxes on business, the capitalist "part" of the economy, so it doesn't evade the problems of capitalist production. Face the reality. People are sick of capitalism.