Where did modern socialism begin? In America.

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“The comprehensive nature of the failure of socialism is not taught in college textbooks. The topic is glossed over wherever possible.”

“Socialism failed — totally. But the intelligentsia still refuses to embrace the free-market social philosophy of Mises, the man who predicted the failures of socialism, and who provided arguments to support his universal condemnation.

“The majority has never been offered a choice between controls and freedom. (…) You know that both parties today (in the U.S.A.) ARE for socialism, in effect, for controls. And there is no party, there are no voices to offer an actual pro-capitalist, laissez-faire economic freedom and individualism. That’s what this country needs today.”

(…) “you see destruction all around you and that you are moving towards disaster until and unless all those welfare state conceptions have been reversed and rejected. It is precisely these trends which are bringing the world to disaster. Because we are now moving towards complete collectivism or socialism – a system under which everybody is enslaved to everybody. AYN RAND (1958)

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