Tag Archives: socialism

“Over the last 40 years, America’s “late capitalist” economy tripled in real terms. Real wages are growing steadily, albeit slowly, due to low rates of inflation”

COMMENTARY ‘Late Capitalism’: The Saddest Faith by Noah Rothman December 3, 2018 …Between 1981 and 2008, more than 700 million emerged out from under extreme poverty, even as the world’s population increased by 48 percent. When the socialist model was sloughed off … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Israeli economic policy has almost always stifled competition; protected inefficient sectors; allocated resources based on political negotiation, lobbying, and political power; and suppressed market forces in large swaths of the economy”

MIDDLE EAST QUARTERLY Israel’s Socialist Dreams vs. Capitalist Realities by Steven Plaut Summer 2016 ….This economic good news is all the more remarkable in light of the fact that Israel began its existence in the late 1940s as an impoverished … Continue reading

Posted in Israel & Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reality check Mr Sanders: “In 2015, the 400 richest people in the world had net losses of $19 billion. If they had rigged the system, surely they could have rigged it better than that”

NATIONAL REVIEW Socialism for the Uninformed by Thomas Sowell May 31, 2016 Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Sanders isn’t alone in trying to rehabilitate an ideology that is so frequently driven to murder and oppression in order to “liberate” the world from the shackles of capitalism that it is quite obviously a feature of the system and not a bug”

COMMENTARY Making Communism Great Again by Noah Rothman March 11, 2016 Writing in COMMENTARY, the columnist Ben Domenech recently identified a curious phenomenon. American political actors on the left, he observed, are engaged in a morally hazardous effort to rehabilitate socialism. … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No surprise that progressivism has led “college educated” to become fierce proponents for government-regulated speech, but progressivism itself is not the underlying root cause. Instead, look to liberalism which has been carried to its logical and practical extreme, totalitarianism

POLITICALLY SHORT BLOG Progressive Totalitarianism by Nick Short February 24, 2016 In his book The Snapping of the American Mind, David Kupelian asks the following painful question that millions of Americans like myself have pondered for years and will ponder … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders and socialism: The picture is pretty but the message is dismal

FRONT PAGE MAG The Lure of Socialism by Thomas Sowell February 19, 2016 Many people of mature years are amazed at how many young people have voted for Senator Bernie Sanders, and are enthusiastic about the socialism he preaches. Many … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sanders Summarized: It’s the government’s job to redistribute wealth

WALL STREET JOURNAL Socialism Gets a Second Life by Peggy Noonan January 29, 2016 …[Sanders] described America as a place of broad suffering—“student debt,” “two-job families” with strained marriages and insufficient child care, “the old on fixed incomes.” We can turn … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment