Category Archives: Socialism

Politics As Germ Warfare

THE coronavirus of US states – Democrat-infected California – is quickly becoming an embarrassment even to left-wing journalists and newspapers ‘of record’ like the New York Times. Large sections of Los Angeles and San Francisco have become crime-ridden metropolis-shanties strewn … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Socialism | 36 Comments

Bosses cry out for more public money

Nothing new here: Chief executives of Australia cry out for clear energy policy in survey of top business bosses. Comes with Investment in solar and wind farms drying up. This is a very good news story: A sharp slump in … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Socialism, Wasteful Spending | 34 Comments

My visit to the Berlin Wall

This being the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I thought I might tell the story when I was there myself. I was hitchhiking in Europe in 1973 and as we were at the East German border … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Socialism, Western Civilsation | 43 Comments

The best airplane book ever

Bought a pre-publication copy at Freedomfest, even had it signed, and then read it all the way home. But that wasn’t what was so extraordinary. No matter who I sat next to, so soon as they had seen the title, … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Politics, Socialism | 14 Comments

Defining socialism in the modern world

Here is the original story: Socialism is losing its stigma thanks to Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez as a MAJORITY of American women age 18-54 would prefer socialism to living in a capitalist country. That story was replied to here: 55% Of … Continue reading

Posted in Socialism | 61 Comments

The true face of socialism

Socialism is a con job put over because there are just enough people around who believe in the tooth fairy. Short of war, these people stick around for a long, long time. Vicious and without a drop of humanity in … Continue reading

Posted in Socialism | 8 Comments

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 | 38 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