By Dan Mitchell
It’s been almost six months since I last mocked the poisonous ideology of socialism.
So let’s rectify that oversight with five new items for our collection.
Our first item shows where “Soviet Barbie” lives, followed by the fancy abode of a self-annointed socialist leader.
Next, we have a bus driver warning about a reality check (basically the same message as this great tweet).
Our third item compares a defining characteristic of capitalism (mutually beneficial voluntary exchange) and a defining feature of socialism (envy).
Our next item shows how a socialist ignores real-world evidence while focusing on a never-achieved fantasy.
As usual, I’ve saved the best for last.
This one reminds me of the story the New York Times wrote in 2020, which focused on Venezuela’s decrepit economy but somehow never mentioned socialism.
Our friends on the left apparently want people to believe that socialism produces horrible results because of mysterious outside factors. Just bad coincidences, or something like that.
But since there’s never been a successful socialist economy (even voluntary socialist societies collapse), maybe it is time they realize they’ve been supporting a failed ideology.