Communism/socialism leads to a corrupt, classless and poorer society.
It has been seen throughout history that when markets and the economy are free, the people benefitted, even today and in the past, socialist societies only live off underground capitalistic success, in the when the soviet union legalized the sale of some surplus crops, the 10% of non-communal farms produced well over two-thirds of all the crops. Under capitalism, workers enter contracts that they like with business owners, who risk their capital for a return on investment, which then goes to repay the workers who helped with his business. No price control, collectivized plan, or centralized socialistic policy has achieved prosperity, in fact, it has ended in famine for all. Under socialism, the population waits in lines for healthcare, food and shelter, under capitalism, all those lines wait on the consumer. Under a free market place, everyone benefits, when the market is free, prices decrease, productivity increases and standard of living increases.
It made America stronger than any other nation. We won the cold war didn't we?
But it has to be "real" Capitalism, not Crony Capitalism when the Government and already rich banks and corporations work together to make each other richer and more powerful.
Socialism promotes fair play and cooperation. People who work hard are rewarded. Under Capitalism, CEO's and Executives become "successful" through their underling's work, not through their own.