Socialism

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In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

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Blog09/20/2018

While the outrage over Maduro’s dinner with "Salt Bae" is well deserved, it's just a taste of how socialism actually operates in the real world. 

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4 Reasons Why Socialism Fails

SocialismWorld History

Blog09/10/2018

Even a degenerate capitalism produces more prosperity than the best socialism. Therefore, the task ahead cannot be to remove capitalism in favor of socialism but to make capitalism better.

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In Eastern Europe and Russia, Reminders of Communist Horrors Are Everywhere

SocialismWorld History

Blog09/06/2018

If a century of bloodshed, murder, vast prison systems, and starvation won’t convince the advocates of communism among American millennials, then perhaps nothing will.

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Nazis Were Not Marxists, but They Were Socialists

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/28/2018

Mises showed that the distinctions between Marxist and "Anti-Marxist" socialists are on the surface. Economically, they are united.

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South Africa's Land Confiscation: Socialism by Another Name

SocialismPrivate Property

Blog08/24/2018

Whether racially motivated or not, land expropriation in South Africa is just another episode of state-forced wealth redistribution — with disastrous effects.

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The Fallacies of German Socialism in War and Peace

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/21/2018

The German use of wartime central planning paved the way for full-blown socialism.

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Paul Krugman Learns the Wrong Lesson from Denmark

Big GovernmentSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog08/21/2018

Paul Krugman is right to praise Denmark, but he likes the one thing that they’re doing wrong and overlooks all the things they get right.

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The Key Word in "Democratic Socialism" is "Socialism"

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/08/2018

All socialist states, including democratic ones, demand obedience and conformity in their economic and cultural diktats. And there is no kind and gentle way of snuffing out resistance.

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Want a Socialist Society? First, Abandon Your Hopes and Dreams

Socialism

Blog08/06/2018

A just society is not some game of chess where we can move around each person like they exist to carry out the goals of "the people."

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Face It, Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist

SocialismInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog06/08/2018

Not unlike the United States, Nordic countries have mixed interventionist economies that nonetheless rely heavily on property rights and the private sector.

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