Many people just younger than me have very little understanding of the Cold War and why it was fought. Indeed it is fashionable to poo poo the Cold War and a distaste for socialism among what appears to me to be an uninformed crowd. See man, you just don’t get socialism. Etc. Etc.
The state is celebrated under socialism. The state makes crony capitalism possible. An expansion of the state will only bring more cronyism and more stagnation.