I’ll probably develop this more on Wordpress soon, but Umair Haque has recently tried to explain how people really are incentivized to become productive under his idea of socialism (and anti-capitalism).
His idea seems to center around localism, and people paying their dues in trade groups we used to call guilds, which then form small businesses.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comment about American workers receiving less pay than the “value they create” is supposed to be proto-Marxist, according to Business Insider’s Jim Edwards.
That theory leads to some internal mathematical contradictions, so it can’t be exactly true (if you’re taking a Master’s Oral exam in Econ and get asked this). Common infrastructure is part of value (and consider "the tragedy of the commons").
Ocasio-Cortez had made the remark that “if you don’t have a job, you are left to die”. That puts it bluntly. I have to come back to that.