For those on the left who are still capitalists, a quick pitch:
What would a socialist society look like?
Only the jobs that are societally necessary would be performed. This would mean the elimination of most forms of labor and would translate to most people only needing to do a few hours of labor a week. The rest of the time would be yours to pursue your own passions. Join a club, paint, sing, write books. Profit wouldn’t go to some capitalist, it would go to the state where it would be reinvested into the community through parks, libraries, public transportation, and education programs.
Why should I not want to remain a capitalist?
Capitalism is, by its very nature, unsustainable. It demands infinite growth in a finite world. We can either be forced to change economic systems when resources run out or be proactive and do it before this happens.
Capitalism is incompatible with democracy. You can outlaw corporate money in politics but then there will just be donations to “foundations” or to a politician’s relative or even given directly behind closed doors
Capitalists will always have more political power than you or I. They can use their power and influence to kill bills, silencing the voice of the people. No one person should have such immense influence
Feel free to ask any other questions you may have