In "The Trouble with Tribbles", Cyrano Jones negotiated six credits per tribble. In "The Doomsday Machine", after Scotty got the phasers of the Defiant working, Kirk told him, "You've earned your pay for the week." Not to mention the gold-pressed latinum used throughout DS9. And since individuals clearly had wide-ranging freedoms, a socialist/communist system is right out.
What now? Being a Demon-crat means never having to say you're sorry. The rabid conspirators of the attempted coup against President Trump will continue their anti-American agenda through the 2020 election. And after they are utterly humiliated and repudiated by the Electoral College and President Trump is re-elected in a landslide, they will STILL continue their futile quest. But, God willing, they will have been removed from power in the Congress, so they will be reduced to impotent rage, their only consolation being the slavish devotion of the Fake News to their cause.