Socialism

The Iowa Caucus Disaster Is Planned Chaos

– February 4, 2020

Does anyone actually believe that “planning,” “organizing,” or “running” an economy would be any less complex in ways both seen and unseen than counting and reporting a few hundred or thousand votes would be?

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History, Socialism

The Soviet Economy Was Not Growing; It Was Dying

– January 10, 2020

Warren Nutter’s assessment was no abstraction, but rather the result of years of close study of the relationship between state policy and industrial concentration in the United States – the subject of his dissertation at the University of Chicago.

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Socialism

The Unbearable Drabness of Command Economies

– November 18, 2019

In command economies, you get what you get and you hope that it fits.

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Socialism

The State Is Not Your Proxy

– November 16, 2019

Leave aside every other problem of socialism (such as how it can rationally manage an economic process or achieve perfect material equality), and you are still left with the massive problem of power.

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Art and Culture, Socialism

The Joker

The Joker and the Ideology of Destructionism

– October 7, 2019

The Joker is not just one man, not just a crazy person, but the instantiation of the insane and morbid dangers associated with persistent personal failure backed by a conviction that when there is a fundamental conflict between a vision and reality, it can only be solved by the creation of chaos and suffering.

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Socialism, Video

The Problem of Millennial Socialism (Video)

– September 18, 2019

Two recent surveys’ reporting that more than half of millennials identify as socialist should ring alarm bells for people who support free markets and individual liberty.

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Socialism

economic thinking

Elizabeth Warren and the Economics of Magical Thinking

– September 16, 2019

I’d take whatever Bernie Sanders calls socialism over accountable capitalism any day, because rather than starve the dynamic private sector of resources, Elizabeth Warren’s vision stifles the dynamism itself.

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Socialism

threatstoliberty

The Many Threats to the Liberal Project

– August 10, 2019

My students in Prague (or in Fairfax) do not appreciate enough how the right-wing populist assault on markets is as (if not more) dangerous to the Liberal Project as those from the left.

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Economic Theory, Socialism

complexmachine

America Needs You, Don Lavoie

– July 26, 2019

In a world where it sometimes feels like free market advocates are tolerating more intervention in our economy than we would have ever predicted, Lavoie calls upon us never to forget the abiding importance of remaining true to one’s belief in the power and humanity of markets.

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Daily Economy, Socialism

Marxist

Every Flaw in Markets Is Worse Under Socialism

– July 22, 2019

As the granddaughter of a survivor of communism and socialism, I find it almost unfathomable that the political ideology my family left a continent for is creeping into my neighborhood.

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