The mixed economies are the best economies.
Most developed societies came to where they are now by accumulating small successful changes. Radical reforms rarely ends in improvements. No societies are purely communist, purely capitalist or purely socialist. Because the extremes do not provide the largest amount of benefits to the people. I think purists sound mostly crazy. I have trouble believing what they are actually saying, whether they are anarchists or communists. Seams like people live action role playing in my mind. But like really bad live action role playing, because they do not seam to understand the consequences.
Think of society as your daily routine. You wake up feeling tired you eat, work, eat, free time, eat, sleep and then repeat. You are going to fix the tiredness in the mornings. Do you think a smaller or a larger change would solve that best. So if someone said, to solve this problem you would have to change your cycle to. Eat, work, eat, sleep repeat. He would sound crazy. And it's no certainty that it would benefit your mood in the morning, you might just get more tired. No free time would probably lead to depression.
But if you where to fix the problem of tiredness in the morning, you could try smaller changes. Maybe going to bed 20 minutes earlier, not eating or drinking caffeine before bedtime and such. These smaller changes would let you have the free time and maybe make feel better in the morning. Maybe just a little bit better is sufficient, because the changes you would have to do to be 100% awake in the morning would have to much cost on other things.
Lets apply the metaphor
So lets apply this to society at large. Look at USA they are very capitalist and a result of this is that some people are left out. People are mostly responsible for their own health care, this is costing the country valuable resources in labor time and is increasing crime. The solution to this is not to go full retard communism. A minimum health care act could solve that problem. The cost of the health care act would be returned in more able labor. So overall there would not be much if any cost to it. This because the small amount of labor required to give a person health care is 1-3 hours of treatment and some factory manufactured medicine, potentially it could lead to the person yielding 50 years of labor, because of this. This means less need to exploit other workers, immigrants and the unfortunate. So if America was a little more socialist, it's economy would grow faster to archive their imaginary capitalist utopia. USA has 53 000 dollar per capital and no health care.
If you look at the polar opposite China, it is very socialist. Because it's so socialist, they have problems earning enough GDP per capital. They must survive mostly on produced goods, because individuals don't have the freedom to create entertainment. If you look at ADV China, that sort of get their content out of China illegally. They are earning money that is then later spent in Chinas economy. Essentially they are creating goods out of thin air. This is mostly banned by Chinas communist party, this results in not having enough cash to help the other people in the country. So for China being a little more capitalist. They would have a little more money to archive their imaginary socialist utopia. Say they where more willing to buy western technologies etc. To allow more communications and let people create more global connections, that they can use to grow the economy. China has 9 000 dollar per capital and health care and education they can't afford.
It's like both countries have solution for the other countries problem. Both are doing one right and one wrong and could learn to do two rights. So when I hear these retarded kiddos that say dumb shit like #resist_capitalism or you are just a #socialist. I just cringe. They are not mutually exclusive.
If you look at all the Scandinavian countries. They have social benefits and services and capitalism. They are all very successful. They are exporting music and culture to the rest of the world. Individuals are free to express themselves how they wan't and use it to bring in money by having their products spread internationally. This allows them to have very good health care systems. This means that capitalism and socialism is not in contrast, but dependent on each other.