Like communism, Nazism, and other forms of statism, socialism is an evil ideology that is based on the notion that human freedom should be suppressed and restricted.
Modern socialists may not have the totalitarian impulses of their national socialist and international socialist cousins, but their underlying philosophy is based on a near-criminal ignorance of economics and human nature.
That’s why I always ask socialists to identify a single successful socialist jurisdiction. It’s fun to watch them struggle and sputter.
Like Bernie Sanders, they generally point to nations such as Denmark and Sweden, though they never have a good response when you point out that: a) these nations became rich when government was very small, and b) they compensate for today’s bad fiscal policy with ultra-free market policies in other areas.
Instead, I want to share some great satire (h/t: Greg Mankiw)
Hilarious, though one wonders whether a Sanders supporter is even capable of understanding the message that class warfare isn’t that much fun when you’re on the receiving end.
Sort of like the message in this clever Penn & Teller video.
P.S. On a lighter note, here’s the “bread-ish” difference between socialism and capitalism.
P.P.P.S. Here’s socialism for kids, though it’s really class warfare for kids.
P.P.P.P.S. And here’s what happens when you try socialism in the classroom.