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New Poll: Most Americans Believe United States ‘Is Evolving Into a Big Government Socialist State’

By |January 24, 2023|

Over the past few years, numerous polls have asked Americans their opinions on socialism with several showing that hypothetically, young Americans increasingly prefer socialism over capitalism. However, rarely has there been a poll that has asked Americans the simple question: Is the United States actually [...]

Gina Lee: Frankenstein’s Shifting Shadows

By |January 23, 2023|

“The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. . . the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the character Robert Walton is moved by [...]

Jack McPherrin: The Greatest Threat to Americans’ Freedom, Rights, and Security Comes from Within

By |January 20, 2023|

The cascading release of the “Twitter Files” by Elon Musk and his cohort of independent journalists clearly illustrates the need to drain the Washington swamp once and for all. Nowhere is this more necessary than in the U.S. intelligence and security apparatus, which—despite ostensibly existing [...]

Davos Elites Are Making Prostitutes Rich

By |January 19, 2023|

The World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting in Davos has long been derided as an excuse for global elites to party, hobnob, and plan their various schemes for social engineering and societal restructuring. The meeting also represents the height of hypocrisy, with thousands of attendees [...]

Twitter Poll Reveals What People Really Think About the World Economic Forum

By |January 19, 2023|

As thousands of dignitaries, business tycoons, pseudo-celebrities, politicians, and so-called elites gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Annual Meeting so they can finally  "master the future," millions of Americans have much more pressing issues on their minds. For instance, while the [...]

The Twitter Files Parts 1-15: A Comprehensive Summary, Analysis, and Discussion of Ramifications for American Institutions (updated 1.19.23)

By |January 19, 2023|

Discussion and summarization includes all files released to date, Parts 1-12 (as of 1/10/23). All original information was taken from journalists' Twitter feeds, as provided by hyperlinks in the main body of text. Introduction Elon Musk, after taking control of Twitter and firing most of [...]

Klaus Schwab’s Time May Be Almost Up

By |January 18, 2023|

World Economic Forum (WEF) Chairman Klaus Schwab, who has run the organization since its foundation in the early 1970s, may be the target of a mutiny. According to The Guardian, a group of current and former WEF members contacted them, saying "Schwab was a law unto himself [...]

Stephen Moore: Biden’s ESG Investment Rules Threaten Your Retirement Savings

By |January 17, 2023|

President Joe Biden's Labor Department recently announced a new rule that will permit money managers to play politics with trillions of dollars of people's retirement savings. The administration is pushing environmental, social and governance investing, which allows retirement fund managers to select stocks of companies [...]

Kentucky Joins the Crusade Against ESG

By |January 9, 2023|

In recent months, several states have taken legislative, administrative, and/or regulatory steps to oppose the proliferation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment metrics. On January 3, Kentucky officially joined the anti-ESG fray, when its treasurer, Allison Ball, released a list of 11 financial firms [...]

Home Depot Co-founder Sounds Off on Socialism

By |January 3, 2023|

Bernie Marcus, the 93-year-old co-founder of Home Depot has a big bone to pick with socialism. In Marcus' view, the rapid spread of socialist ideology within the United States in recent years is the principal reason the once-vaunted American work ethic has become a shell [...]

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The Twitter Files Parts 1-15: A Comprehensive Summary, Analysis, and Discussion of Ramifications for American Institutions (updated 1.19.23)

By |January 19, 2023|

Discussion and summarization includes all files released to date, Parts 1-12 (as of 1/10/23). All original information was taken from journalists' Twitter feeds, as provided by hyperlinks in the main body of text. Introduction Elon Musk, after taking control of Twitter and firing most of [...]

Socialist Watch 2022: An Analysis of Socialist Candidates in the 2022 Midterm Election

By |November 28, 2022|

The list included in this Policy Brief shows the election victories and losses for a selection of socialist and far-left progressive candidates running for office during the 2022 midterm election. The list was created by a team of researchers from the Socialism Research Center at [...]

WATCH: Socialism vs. Capitalism: A Debate

By |July 6, 2021|

Troy University’s Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy explores the rebirth of socialism in the United States with “Socialism vs. Capitalism: A Debate” Featuring George Mason University professor Bryan Caplan, author of “The Myth of the Rational Voter,” and Penn State University professor John [...]

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Why Marx’s Socialism Is Evil

By |October 23, 2020|

Winston Churchill, one of the twentieth century’s most important and influential leaders, once said in a speech before the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of [...]

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What Is Socialism?

By |September 30, 2020|

Perhaps the best argument socialists make about their political beliefs is that few people in the modern Western world understand what socialism is. Although the word is often thrown around in various political debates, both positively and negatively, many people in Europe and the United [...]

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What Is Democratic Socialism?

By |February 13, 2020|

Have you ever wondered what democratic socialism actually means? Well, if you listen to the talking heads in the mainstream media or a typical university professor, democratic socialism is commonly described as a utopian ideal world that currently exists in its ultimate form in places [...]

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Watch: Glenn Beck Delivers Amazing Speech on Socialism and American Greatness

By |January 18, 2020|

As politicians such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spout socialistic rhetoric and promote disastrous policies, Glenn Beck provides a powerful message about America's past, present, and future. The following presentation was delivered at The Heartland Institute's 35th Anniversary Benefit Dinner [...]

WATCH: Socialism Is About Control, Not Charity

By |July 24, 2019|

In this episode of Crossroads, Donald Kendal, host of Heartland Institute's "In the Tank" podcast, explains that even outside its economic failures, socialism is the top-down governance of a society that tramples minority rights, diversity in thought, and diversity in values.

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John Stossel: The Socialist Fantasy

By |April 15, 2019|

Venezuela is a disaster. Yet 20 years ago, it was the wealthiest country in Latin America. It still has the world's biggest oil reserves. It should be a happy and prosperous nation. But then Venezuela went socialist. Democratic socialist to be exact. They voted for [...]

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WATCH: Socialism Isn’t Just Destructive, It’s Evil

By |March 28, 2019|

Conservative commentator and think tank research fellow Justin Haskins explains some of the most significant moral problems with socialism. Haskins is the founder of StoppingSocialism.com and the author of Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx's Radical Dream. To read more about why socialism [...]

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Why Socialism Will Never Work

By |February 16, 2019|

In my article titled “What Is Socialism?” I explained what socialism entails—both the communist version advanced by Karl Marx and the modern European-style socialism of Sweden and other Western European countries. In this article, I’ll examine whether Marx’s popular view of socialism is practical—or even [...]

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WATCH: The Ugly Truth About Socialism

By |August 9, 2018|

Conservative commentator and think tank research fellow Justin Haskins explains what Karl Marx's socialism is and briefly outlines some of socialism's biggest flaws. Haskins is the founder of StoppingSocialism.com and the author of Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx's Radical Dream. To learn [...]

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What Is Socialism? (Part Two)

By |August 7, 2018|

The following is the second part of Stopping Socialism's "What Is Socialism?" article. The first part of the article is available by clicking here. World Government One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of socialism is that according to many of its proponents, [...]

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Why Marx’s Socialism Is Evil (Part Two)

By |August 3, 2018|

The following is the second part of Stopping Socialism's "Why Marx's Socialism Is Evil" article. The first part of the article is available by clicking here. Gambling According to a 2013 study of moral attitudes by the Pew Research Center, 24 percent of Americans say [...]

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Why ‘Democratic,’ European-Style Socialism Is Also Extremely Immoral

By |August 2, 2018|

Throughout many of the articles on this website, I have referred to mixed economic systems in which several large industries are socialized as “European-style socialism,” which is also commonly called “democratic socialism.” “European-style socialism” is a term regularly used in America to describe such schemes, [...]

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Socialists’ Objections Answered

By |August 1, 2018|

In previous articles, I went to great lengths to show why socialism is highly immoral, but it’s important to remember that the people who advocate for these policies are often well-intentioned individuals who believe socialism is the best and perhaps only way to fix many [...]