In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win
Aristotle on Mixed Economies” por Isaac M. Morehouse no Mises Institute:
Socialism is a system where government uses force to tell people what decisions they can and cannot make. There may be degrees of freedom within different socialist systems, just as a prisoner may be treated better or worse by different wardens, but if you are not free, you are not free.
Capitalism is an economic system that allows people to make choices free from government intervention. .... The fact that one cannot avoid taxation and obedience to a government without physical consequences proves that it is not a voluntary institution, but rather one backed by force.
Advocating a "mixed economy" or a middle ground between socialism and capitalism is nothing more than advocating a middle ground between threatening your neighbor with violence if he doesn't do your will and not threatening him with violence.
Attempting to find a middle ground between coercion and freedom is a bad idea.
s Barry Goldwater famously said,Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! — Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.