Category Archives: Socialism

Getting the lights back on in Venezuela

Still black in Venezuela. hz housewife flagged a very important Jo Nova post on the problems of getting up a collapsed grid. Quote. History books will be written about this crisis. Matias Delacroix points out in Wired, that it’s very … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe, Socialism | 17 Comments

What I learned from my presentation on socialism

Quite interesting discussion today on what’s wrong with socialism and why don’t we teach what’s wrong with socialism. The consensus at the end – which I might add I am not part of – was that we do teach what … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Socialism | 27 Comments

Invitation to seminar tomorrow on Why Socialism Cannot Work

I am doing my presentation to the School tomorrow on “I, Mechanical Pencil” which is really a critique of socialism as well as a critique of standard textbook theory which never discusses anything relevant to why a socialist economy can … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Socialism | 23 Comments

Presentation on what’s wrong with socialism

This post will be work in progress for the next few days as I put together is my presentation on “What’s Wrong with Socialism?” that I am presenting to the School on March 13. Anyone wishing to add comments to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Socialism | 48 Comments

Are there degrees of ‘socialism’?

I had a brief query from a friend the other day: This is probably a red-herring but I did wonder if there are degrees of ‘socialism’ in which some degree of government ownership and control of the means of production … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson discusses the Nazis in comparison with communists

How does one make the moral distinction, Peterson asks, between the Nazis and the comms, with the person posing the original question actually using the term “socialism” which shows that in his mind there is no distinction worth worrying about? … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Socialism | 29 Comments

What is capitalism?

There is an interesting thread at Powerline on the question What is socialism? The central aim of socialism has always been to rid ourselves of the capitalist system. And what, exactly, do these socialists wish to get rid of? Certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Economics on the left, Socialism | 72 Comments

The Green Socialist agenda

What is most useful in the greater scheme of things is that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is more proof than anyone could wish to have how mad they are, but also that they have an agenda. But just because you and I … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Global warming and climate change policy, Socialism | 57 Comments

Third world answers to our economic problems

DEM: TAX RICH AT 90% If it weren’t so depressing it would be funny. The main focus of this post, however, is the one published by Peter Smith over at Quadrant Online starring another Socialist moron. The new star of … Continue reading

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Advice on how to run our economies from the last people who would know

An organisation made up of third world tyrannies wishes to teach the rest of us how to run our economies. A couple of examples. From Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise Capitalism as we know it is over. … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, International, Socialism | 17 Comments