Archive for the ‘Socialism’ Category

Comments Off on Young People and the Socialist Delusion

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – In 2016, I posed a rhetorical question about whether young people are so stupid that they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. After all, many of them thought Bernie Sanders would make a good president (of America, not Greece or Venezuela). Well, maybe we really should increase the voting age. It seems 2016 […]

Comments Off on Socialism: A Dreary Failure, Malignantly Evil, or Both?

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – When trying to convince someone about the downsides of socialism, I generally make a practical argument. I point out that socialism has universally failed, whether looking at totalitarian versions in places such as North Korea and Cuba or democratic versions in places such as Venezuela and Greece. Simply stated, the particular strain […]

Comments Off on The Socialism Experiment Continues To Implode In Venezuela

LIBERTY REVIEW – As far as I’m concerned, everything you need to know about capitalism vs. statism is captured in this chart comparing per-capita economic output in Chile and Venezuela. Ask yourself which country offers more opportunity, especially for the poor? The obvious answer is Chile, where poverty has rapidly declined ever since the country shifted to free enterprise. In Venezuela, […]

Comments Off on 5 Things Everyone’s Getting Wrong About Sinclair Broadcast Group

REASON – “This Pravda-style propaganda,” a visibly shaken Joe Scarborough said on his MSNBC show Monday morning, “has to stop.” Dan Rather concurred: “It’s Orwellian,” the veteran newsman tweeted. “A slippery slope to how despots wrest power, silence dissent, and oppress the masses.” John Oliver, the discreet Superman of American journalism, performed last rites. “A […]

Comments Off on Little Pink House: New at Reason

REASON – Susette Kelo bought a run-down home. She fixed it up and painted it pink. Then the government came and took it. “Eminent Domain” has long allowed politicians to grab your property to build roads, railroad tracks, a border wall–anything they claim is for “public use.” But they wanted Kelo’s house so they could […]

Comments Off on Irrational Fear of Mass Shootings Can’t Justify Unconstitutional Gun Control

REASON – “Americans are now more likely to be shot to death than to die in a car accident,” Margaret Renkl declares in a New York Times op-ed piece calling for more gun control. Since Renkl is talking about mass shootings, which she says “are no longer so unthinkable,” the implication is that the risk […]

Comments Off on From Bad to Worse: The Ongoing Implosion of Venezuelan Statism

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – As far as I’m concerned, everything you need to know about capitalism vs. statism is captured in this chart comparing per-capita economic output in Chile and Venezuela. Ask yourself which country offers more opportunity, especially for the poor? The obvious answer is Chile, where poverty has rapidly declined ever since the country […]

Comments Off on The Statism-Generated Misery of Venezuela, Captured in Four Videos

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – Yesterday’s column looked at the continued government-caused decay of Venezuelan society. To put it mildly, it’s a very sad story of how pervasive statism can destroy a country. I also wondered whether leftists such as Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, and Jeremy Corbyn will ever change their minds and (hopefully) apologize for giving […]

Comments Off on Democrats’ Universal Job Plan Would Be a Socialist Disaster

REASON – Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to announce a plan that guarantees every American “who wants or needs one” a lifetime government job paying at least $15 an hour, with health insurance and other perks. This new progressive workforce will then, according to The Washington Post, build glorious “projects throughout the United States aimed […]

Comments Off on In a Display of Moral Blindness, President of European Commission Celebrates Marxist Totalitarianism

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – The evil ideology known as communism left a track record of unimaginable horror. Experts estimate that 100 million people were killed by Marxist regimes. Some were murdered. Other starved to death because of the pervasive economic failure of communism. Yet there are dupes and apologists who overlook all this death and misery.