Socialism has the the concepts and ideologies in order, but has yet to be implemented in a practical sense. What everyone here seems to miss is the true source of the corruption and failure of modern socialism as we know it today... which is MONEY and its parasitic system known as captialism. You cannot create a true Socialist society with our current method of economy, because as long as money is in place, profit is placed ahead of humanity. When we move into a resource-based economy, then the well being of society will come first, and no longer will we have to labour to survive, but through our ingenuity we can raise everyone's standard of living to our highest potential. this is not a fixed system, but a continuously growing system that improves as society and its technologies improve.