Socialists and Capitalists should not set the agenda!Watch
Socialism and the centralisation of power taken away from families and given to the State is abhorrent and a definite reduction in freedom for everybody involved. Why we accept this so readily is the level of propaganda we've fallen to in the last 60 years. I love how people say they want freedom from totalitarianism, then say in the same breath they want greater welfare than the Conservatives offer. The cognitive dissonance is real, lads.
An income of about £1m a year would satisfy most normal desires. His desire for power can be further satisfied because he has ownership of his company.
PS: Respect for your knowledge of venture capital schemes!
The means - using civil servants to run industry - is the mistake of all socialists. It is what can lead to the catastrophe of communism where the "leader" is the head of a single corporation that runs the industry of a country.
I am stating that public sector ownership is the essence of socialism. Even "New" Labour massively expanded public sector size and wages. For all practical purposes this is also the end pursued by socialism. It is what distinguishes socialism from other ideas such as conservatism and liberalism.