Lawrence McQuillan | Thursday June 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT | Comments Off on Hey Millennials: Here’s the Truth About Socialism, Kim Jong-un, and Nicolás Maduro
A government powerful enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take away everything you have.
Tags: Alan Charles Kors, Bernie Sanders, Communism, Democratic Socialists of America, Fascism, Fidel Castro, human rights abuses, Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, Kim Jong-un, Lenin, Marxism, Millennials, Nazism, New York Times, Nicolas Maduro, North Korea, Occupy Wall Street, Pol Pot, progressivism, Socialism, socialists, Stalin, starvation, statism, United Nations, Vatican, Venezuela, Vladimir Lenin
Sam Staley | Friday June 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on Pope Francis Film Promotes Tolerance but Flawed Thinking on Poverty
Bodes well for an era of promoting tolerance but casts a shadow over the prospects for alleviating global poverty.
Tags: Catholic church, Catholicism, Christianity, collectivism, economic development, free markets, God, Inequality, Pope Francis, Poverty, progressivism, Property Rights, redistributionism, Socialism, tolerance, Vatican, Wim Wenders
William Shughart | Friday May 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on Why Have Gasoline Prices Risen Lately?
If you wonder why prices at the gas pump have been climbing recently and are expected to continue to climb, look no further than the sharp drop in crude oil production in Venezuela, the Saudi Arabia of the Americas.
Tags: Energy markets, Free Market, free markets, Gasoline Prices, Socialism, The State, Venezuela
Randall Holcombe | Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Republican Advantage That’s Easy to See but Nobody Notices
Does color, on a subconscious level, affect who we vote for?
Tags: Democrats, Elections, Politics, Propaganda, Republicans, Socialism
Robert Higgs | Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM PDT | Comments Off on Roving Bandit, Stationary Bandit, and Income Tax
Many libertarians have embraced the slogan “taxation is theft.”
Tags: extortion, Income Tax, IRS, Liberty, Mancur Olson, Socialism, statism, tax collector, Taxes
David Theroux | Monday December 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM PDT | Comments Off on Governmentium
From the satirical vaults of 2005 by an unknown author who we wish we could credit, but most likely someone who was working for the government: Scientists have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy…
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Tags: Big Government, bureaucracy, government power, Periodic Table, Red Tape, satire, Science, Socialism, statism
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM PDT | Comments Off on My Interview with Lenin, One Hundred Years after the Revolution
The mysteries of science have preserved Lenin alive, whose “death” in 1924 was a cunning scheme. I have managed to track him down to talk about the one hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Me: What does the “October Revolution” say to us today? Lenin: The vanquished were right. History has sent the Provisional…
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Tags: Communism, Lenin, populism, Russian Revolution, Socialism, Stalin, Troskey
Robert Higgs | Monday July 24, 2017 at 5:10 PM PDT | Comments Off on Socialism Is Dead; Participatory Fascism Has Triumphed
“Socialism with Chinese characteristics” = Chinese fascism “American capitalism” = American fascism “Post-Communism in Russia” = Russian fascism “Scandinavian Third Way” = Scandinavian fascism “Italian fascism” = Italian fascism “German fascism” = German fascism “Spanish fascism” = Spanish fascism “European corporatism” = European fascism Are you starting to see a pattern?
Tags: central planning, cronyism, Elections, Fascism, income distribution, Socialism
Lawrence McQuillan | Thursday June 8, 2017 at 4:11 PM PDT | Comments Off on How Soviets in 1960 Imagined 2017, and the Biggest Changes They Missed
A 1960 Soviet filmstrip surfaced earlier this year depicting a vision of life in 2017. As Russia prepares for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, it is interesting to reflect on the filmstrip to see what Soviet propagandists got right and what they got wrong. The 45-frame filmstrip, found in a family…
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Tags: Bolshevik Revolution, Communism, FaceTime, Russia, scanning technology, self-driving cars, Skype, smart technology, Socialism, Soviet Union, Technology, USSR
Kevin Dowd | Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM PDT | Comments Off on Jeremy Corbyn’s Hardcore Socialism Would Render Britain Destitute
Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist policies of state control, high spending, class warfare and punitive taxation have been tried in many countries. We know how these policies turn out and it is always the same: badly. As a starting point, he appointed a Stalinist as a key advisor, ignored warnings about Trot infiltration of the Labour…
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Tags: Argentina, British election, Communism, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Great Britain, higher taxes, Hugo Chavez, Jeremy Corbyn, Julius Nyerere, Labor Unions, Robert Mugabe, Socialism, statism, United Kingdom, Venezuela