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Remember when socialism was a dirty word? Now students at America's elite universities are parroting socialist talking points and "sure thing" Hillary Clinton is struggling to win the Democratic nomination against a 74-year-old avowed socialist who promises to make the nation more like Europe. What's happened? Do Americans need a reminder about the dangers of socialist ideology and practices?
Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor and senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, deconstructs the retrograde ideology that has suddenly become disturbingly hip in The Problem with Socialism.
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By Stella2 on 08-16-16

DiLorenzo is spot on about Socialism

Fantastic easy to understand book on the why socialism fails and is a harmful political ideology. must read for those that want to understand many problems facing the world today

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By Keith Christensen on 10-13-16

Efficient and easy to understand, unlike socialism.

Armed with the knowledge in this book, you'll be able to debate any of your leftist friends. He sites all kinds of examples of where socialism has ruined societies. Making the main claim among other well founded claims, that socialism hurts there very people it declares to help.

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By Jes73r on 03-03-17

Every young person needs a copy of this book...

For what this book may lack in length, it makes up for in sheer content. I've never come across such a wonderfully concise and easily followed critique on the short comings of socialism, combining theory with case study and opportunities for further reading. In a time where most younger people have a strange fascination and fondness for socialism, this book seems the ideal remedy. Buy it twice and pass it on.

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By Keifen K. on 10-17-17

A good explanation

Explains the failures of socialism with multitudes of examples with accurate statistics and cites relevant economists and philosophers.

A really good read (or listen) - it's a shame the people who think they want socialism probably won't try it.

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