The US and Europe both rely on capitalism as a means of distribution. The difference being that most European countries have elements of a more socialistic outlook. By that I mean that European countries recognise that there are certain industries and practices that are better run by 'The People' than they are by individuals for personal gain. The US people come across of reviling any act by the people that seek to compete or impede individual rights. As an example, many countries here have a state funded health system. It means that old or young, rich or poor we all get access to the same level of health care. Whereas, as I understand it, healthcare is very much dependent on means in the US. So my question is: By what means of social engineering do Americans, largely believe that The People, acting for the good of The People is inherently bad? I ask this as many posts I see in these forums use 'left wing' or 'Socialist' in a very derogatory manner. Almost as if they believe that the market is king and the health and well being of the people is secondary.