Blockquote Which claim and how so?
Blockquote Humans aren’t entirely individualistic or collectivist by nature. We often adapt and reflect the circumstances and situations we are brought up and exist in. Part of the fall of the Kibbutz system was dissatisfaction and subsequent problems with growing divisive capitalist practices within the system. In a sense, it was the corruption, individualism, and injustice that is so inherent to capitalism that eroded a well functioning cooperative collective system.
You also have yet to rebuke my statement about inefficiency. When you scale up a communal system (through a federal/confederal govt, Congress of Unions, or otherwise) you create more steps for resources to get from point A to point B. With federally funded and regulated corporations on the other hand you have a series of smaller, self-managing entities which are able to compete with each other. If one of them starts getting lazy and falling behind, another will come in to take their place and do a better job. Competition is not a bad thing. It is what drives innovation. As long as people and corporations are forced to remain ethical and honest in their dealings then I see no problem.
As for bailouts, not I’m not a fan of them. We should have arrested the individuals responsible for the debt crisis, or at least taxed them greatly. But that doesn’t mean we should go off on a witch hunt against private businesses, nor does it mean that giving the resources to the masses would necessarily work. You need to see what caused the problem and solve that, find a cure, rather than just treating the symptoms.
Personally, I support abolition of most current welfare programs (welfare for poverty/unemployment, govt. housing, food stamps, etc.) in favor of a UBI. A UBI is less restrictive than the aforementioned welfare programs and drastically cuts down on bureaucracy. Social programs I would keep include Healthcare (which should be expanded and the prices need to be regulated) and Social Security (which if a UBI comes into play could be cut down on, though not gotten rid of entirely).