"Socialism means the workers/everybody control the means of production."
Everytime 'socialism' is put in place, the 'workers' own nothing and the STATE owns everything. It doesn't matter how rosy the 'ideals' are. Communism, meaning the people own everything, is also bullshit, and for the same reason:
It's all a SCAM.
The real paradigm is between LIBERTY and TYRANNY. It matters not whether the tyrants call their system of tyranny 'aristocracy' or 'nobility' or 'noblesse oblige' or 'socialism' or 'communism' or 'fascism' or 'nazism' or 'capitalism' or 'democracy' or anything else.
The REAL paradigm-determining question is this - 'Who controls YOU?' Do YOU make your decisions? Do YOU decide what direction your life takes? Do YOU control the means of YOUR production? Or does a de facto elite do it, whether in 'your name' or not?
All currently competing theories of economics and political science are controlled by the ELITE who use these systems as control mechanisms for their own aggrandizement at OUR expense.