Socialism 101

What is socialism? In general, socialism is an economic/political philosophy based on public ownership of the “means of production.” Although socialism has been implemented in many forms and iterations over the past several decades, its common denominator is a collectivist mentality that relies on the government to be the all-knowing provider of goods and services. In a socialist system, the government determines the allocation of resources, whereas in a capitalist (or free-market) system, supply and demand via the marketplace determines how scarce resources are allocated. Socialism is averse to individual liberty because it abhors private property rights and emphasizes collectivism, primarily through massive wealth redistribution schemes, to the detriment of competition, entrepreneurship, and personal responsibility. Inevitably, socialist systems are doomed to fail because they deter economic innovation, rely on government coercion, and are antithetical to human nature. As Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

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Revealing Our Unstoppable Argument Against Socialism. (Seriously, It Drives Socialists Nuts!)

July 13, 2021|Comments Off on Revealing Our Unstoppable Argument Against Socialism. (Seriously, It Drives Socialists Nuts!)

Socialism is the most radical, dangerous, destructive idea in the history of human civilization. I really do believe that, and it's the core reason Donald Kendal and I founded StoppingSocialism.com in 2018. But, unfortunately, not [...]

WATCH: Socialism vs. Capitalism: A Debate

July 6, 2021|Comments Off on WATCH: Socialism vs. Capitalism: A Debate

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 [...]

Capitalism Creates Wealth. Socialism Destroys It. That’s Not an Opinion. It’s a Fact

November 2, 2020|Comments Off on Capitalism Creates Wealth. Socialism Destroys It. That’s Not an Opinion. It’s a Fact

Throughout the 20th century, socialism has caused mass poverty wherever and whenever it has been implemented. On the other hand, during the same period, capitalism has an untarnished track record of increasing prosperity and creating [...]

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Why Marx’s Socialism Is Evil

October 23, 2020|3 Comments

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. [...]

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What Is Socialism?

September 30, 2020|7 Comments

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 [...]

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What Is Democratic Socialism?

February 13, 2020|1 Comment

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 [...]

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

January 18, 2020|Comments Off on Watch: Glenn Beck Delivers Amazing Speech on Socialism and American Greatness

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 [...]

WATCH: Socialism Is About Control, Not Charity

July 24, 2019|Comments Off on WATCH: Socialism Is About Control, Not Charity

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

April 15, 2019|Comments Off on John Stossel: The Socialist Fantasy

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 [...]

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Why Socialism Will Never Work

February 16, 2019|2 Comments

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 [...]