By most accounts, Britain is the most socialistic of all the western industrial democracies. It is not particularly socialistic in terms of having achieved a more equal distribution of income and wealth. The true distribution of income in Great Britain is probably not much different from that exhibited in the United States. The distribution of wealth in Britain is probably more unequal than its distribution in the United States. But Britain is socialistic in terms of having transferred to the state more and more power over economic resources.