Once again Steve Kelley demonstrates that he either does not understand the public policy proposals of PROgressives or is intentionally misrepresenting them.
Socialism? Fake news. The only candidate running as a “democratic socialist” is Bernie Sanders, and even he is nothing remotely resembling real socialism. His models are successful liberal democracies with regulated markets such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, Iceland or the Netherlands which have strong public policy oversight of private sector markets coupled with social policies and a social safety net to protect the middle class against those who would attempt to wield market powers in predatory ways. Even so, they have strong private sectors and are home to many successful mega-corporations such as IKEA, Nokia, Volvo, Skype, Ericsson, Saab. Bernie is no socialist. Regardless of label, he is more a New Deal Keynesian.
Elizabeth Warren is the closest to Bernie on matters of policy, where there is very little actual difference in their ideologies (but worlds of difference in how the propose to address them, as Warren actual has numerous specific, detailed policies for HOW to implement their shared values), more accurately does not identify as a socialist, but rather supports MARKETS (with rules to protect workers, consumers and our shared environment). Warren understands that regulatory oversight (rules) do not impede, but rather empower.
Rules of the road do not prevent you from getting in your car and driving anywhere you want; they make it possible.
Rules of sports don’t prevent competitive athletic contests; they make them possible.