Tag: Socialism
Sen. Rand Paul Eviscerates the Left in His New Book, The Case Against Socialism

Socialism has been tried on six continents and in numerous countries, but always with the same failed result. Despite geographic, economic, and other national differences, the experience of socialism follows a consistent trajectory, with its trademark features—poverty, shortages of resources, and repression—always on display. Senator Rand Paul’s new book, The Case Against Socialism, is...
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W. Dieter Tede (1933-2019)

I was privileged to present a tribute at the memorial celebration for the life of Wolfgang Dieter Tede, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Institute for over twenty years, and here is an edited...
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Three Assumptions the Left Makes About Economic Inequality

Are policies to reduce inequality beneficial to those who are least fortunate? Sometimes they are; sometimes they are not.

Alexis de Tocqueville on “Democratic” Socialism

Almost two centuries ago Tocqueville observed that the “political world is metamorphosed [and] new remedies must henceforth be sought for new disorders.”

Inequality: Capitalism’s Biggest Challenge

One of the most frequent shortcomings of capitalism cited by capitalism’s critics is inequality.

How to Talk to Millennials About Socialism

The possibilities of technology and innovation to improve people’s lives serve as helpful starting points in any conversation about the drawbacks of socialism or the merits of free enterprise.

BS Plus AOC Plus USPS Equals Socialist Banking

Vermont socialist and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to expand the USPS into banking.

Comparative Economic Systems

With socialism’s rising popularity, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.

Resurgent Thomas Sowell Weighs In on Socialism, Venezuela

Renewed popularity of socialism spurs Thomas Sowell from his self-imposed exile.

Free-Market Ideology?

Free and uncoerced exchange among individuals is not an ideology.

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