Socialism

Socialism Must Be Authoritarian

– March 11, 2020

Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, asserts that he opposes authoritarianism. He says Fidel Castro’s literacy programs were good, but his authoritarianism was unfortunate. In Bernie’s mind socialism doesn’t have to be authoritarian. This is a pernicious idea

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Socialism

How to Combat Socialism

– March 3, 2020

Many of us naively thought free markets had won over socialism when the Soviet Union fell apart. But we must face up to the resurgence of socialism as an ideal.

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Capitalism, Socialism

Are We Seriously Debating Capitalism vs. Socialism Again?

– February 22, 2020

Socialism is a movement not of the working classes but of the elites, born of arrogance, snobbery, and preposterous pretense, kept alive not from lived experience but the astonishing capacity of an ideologically soaked brain to live in denial of reality.

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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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Capitalism, Socialism, Video

Marx vs. Mises Video: Text and Commentary

– October 18, 2019

Here you will find the full English text of the now-famous film, complete with explanatory videos with interviews from experts.

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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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