Category Archives: Socialism

The Opportunity Costs of Socialism

The American Government (ahem, The Council of Economic Advisers) has just released a new paper – 72 pages in length – titled: The Opportunity Costs of Socialism. Here are the first paras from the Executive Summary to give you a … Continue reading

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Socialism kills

Socialism is even more devastating to your life than smoking – fantastically bad for your health and welfare, will ruin your income-earning potential, and cost you your freedom. It might even kill you just as it has done for so … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Socialism | 45 Comments

It’s more difficult to understand why socialism doesn’t work than you might think

The reasons are explicable but they are very difficult to understand without a thorough knowledge of how economies work. From Instapundit GLORIA ALVAREZ ON REASON TV: Socialism Fails Every Time (Video): . It certainly has a lot of bad luck associated with … Continue reading

Posted in Market Economy, Socialism | 56 Comments

“A Sociopathic Philosophy Conceived in Gross Error and Ignorance”

A note to me from the author. If you want to stop and reverse the resurgence of socialist ideas on campus and elsewhere, here’s an excellent vehicle for doing it: This thirty-three thousand word essay is now available in Kindle … Continue reading

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The left are like locusts. They cannot help destroying

From Sarah Hoyt, where I have extracted her core argument which really gets to the heart of things as they now are. Her title is: The Left are the Locusts of Culture. There is a scene in Independence Day where … Continue reading

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The future of their party and who knows who else

You don’t like PDT? Well then try this on instead. Via Steve Hayward. And yet another take from Ms Allie Beth Stuckey who has been criticised by all the unusual suspects, to whom she has replied: To clarify AGAIN for … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics on the left, Socialism | 33 Comments

Reflexive ignorance across the media

ADDED ON: Old Ozzie mentioned in the comments that the Russian President had spoken about a Western assault on Christianity and traditional values in 2013 – just before anti-Russian troubles began, so I went looking to see what he meant, … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Socialism | 101 Comments

While US Democrats lean to the Venezuelan option, in the Middle Kingdom…

A friend from China keeps up with some of the news without qualifying as a China watcher or commentator. The word is that a group of lawyers were visibly promoting liberal reforms before Xi Jinping came to power but they … Continue reading

Posted in Rafe, Socialism | 14 Comments

May Day, m’aidez, Marx @ 200

Being May Day and all, I thought I would jump in early to remind everyone that Karl himself will have his 200th birthday on Saturday. And in looking online to see how the celebrations will be going, I came across … Continue reading

Posted in History, Socialism | 28 Comments

“A society based upon the opinion of civilians”

This is from Winston Churchill, found as the opening words of Daniel Hannan’s wonderful How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters: “There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Conservative politics, Socialism | 47 Comments