No, real rights remain rights, the government can violate those rights, not take them away. The government is guilty all day every day if it does so. There is no acceptable scenario where the government denies someone their rights.
Yes, you are correct. I did not form my statement in an accurate way. The way you put it, above, is much more accurate. I agree.
If you create a system where people can live comfortably doing diddly squat, then why would they work? ....
I agree with all of that. However, the purpose of Mises’ article (Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth), detailed in that video, was to remove incentives from the argument entirely. I am not sure if you watched any of it, notwithstanding Spoletta’s smear campaign, but around 1920, when the article was written, the incentive argument was pretty much the only objection. The socialists were countering that a “new socialist man” would emerge if we could just convert the economy. The new socialist man would buy into the scheme completely and wouldn’t be subject to their previous “nature”.
Mises granted them their premise, and then showed that it didn’t matter. Socialism would destroy prices because private property and voluntary exchange would end. Without prices, you can’t figure out how to allocate resources. There would be no entrepreneurship, and any decision concerning resource usage would be arbitrary. Would you use the steel to build tractors or carrot juicers?
Mises’ whole point was that you bump up against raw resource reality. It doesn’t matter if you buy into socialism or not. You can take all of the capitalists out to the fields and kill them... doesn’t matter. The economy is doomed. You must have real prices produced by real interactions, voluntary interactions, and true private ownership.
Also, we get a glimpse into partial socialism. China kept Hong Kong capitalist in order to reference the prices. The Soviet Union produced black markets between manufacturers, and started to lift prices from the Sears catalog. The point being that the prosperity an economy experiences is directly proportional to its market freedom. The more socialistic an industry gets, the more and more it will experience these price distortions and resource allocation problems.
Hayek came around later and expanded on it with the knowledge problem.
This is all on top of the incentive issue - which is a very real problem too.