Socialism has been tried in the "modern era" and it failed-- why are so many people against trying the opposite? (To my knowledge it's never actually been tried in modern times, especially with only people who give a damn.)
I seriously hope your fucking joking. Lazzie Faire capitalism has been tried once, I presume thats what your talking about, in the 19th century in both Europe, and in the United States, and it didn't last long before the owners requested and demanded a large state to protect themselves and property from unhappy workers and a growingly dangerous underclass.
Order was only restored by implementing tiny bits of socialism, and the biggest problem in today's society isn't socialism, but the non-socialist parts of society, i.e. those operated for greed(capitalist/liberal), or those operated by some stuck up self-appointed wanna be despots(third position/fascism),
Unless you want to call your newly concocted version of capitalism with misappropriated language and terms from early libertarian socialist movements a completely diffrent thing(along with all our favorite authors: Paine, Spooner, Orwell, Proudhoun, Baukin), you've got this almost completely backwards.
Now, I don't care what you choose to believe in, but please, lets get facts straight, or at least be honest in terms. Or at very least, Socialists where the first to scream "not really socialism", again, something that "libertarian" capitalism more or less adopted.