The Problem with Socialism

The Problem with Socialism
Author: Thomas DiLorenzo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-07-18
ISBN 10: 1621575977
ISBN 13: 9781621575979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem with Socialism Book Review:

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

The Problem with Socialism

The Problem with Socialism
Author: socialism v. capitalism
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2019-09-14
ISBN 10: 9781693127427
ISBN 13: 1693127423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem with Socialism Book Review:

The socialistic playbook of American socialism.

Socialism Sucks

Socialism Sucks
Author: Robert Lawson,Benjamin Powell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1621579468
ISBN 13: 9781621579465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialism Sucks Book Review:

The bastard step-child of Milton Friedman and Anthony Bourdain, Socialism Sucks is a bar-crawl through former, current, and wannabe socialist countries around the world. Free market economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell travel to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, and Sweden to investigate the dangers and idiocies of socialism—while drinking a lot of beer.

Why Not Socialism

Why Not Socialism
Author: G. A. Cohen
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2009-08-24
ISBN 10: 9781400830633
ISBN 13: 140083063X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Not Socialism Book Review:

Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not give merely to get, but relate to each other in a spirit of equality and community. Would such socialist norms be desirable across society as a whole? Why not? Whole societies may differ from camping trips, but it is still attractive when people treat each other with the equal regard that such trips exhibit. But, however desirable it may be, many claim that socialism is impossible. Cohen writes that the biggest obstacle to socialism isn't, as often argued, intractable human selfishness--it's rather the lack of obvious means to harness the human generosity that is there. Lacking those means, we rely on the market. But there are many ways of confining the sway of the market: there are desirable changes that can move us toward a socialist society in which, to quote Albert Einstein, humanity has "overcome and advanced beyond the predatory stage of human development."

The Case Against Socialism

The Case Against Socialism
Author: Rand Paul
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0062954873
ISBN 13: 9780062954879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case Against Socialism Book Review:

A recent poll showed 43% of Americans think more socialism would be a good thing. What do these people not know? Socialism has killed millions, but it’s now the ideology du jour on American college campuses and among many leftists. Reintroduced by leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ideology manifests itself in starry-eyed calls for free-spending policies like Medicare-for-all and student loan forgiveness. In The Case Against Socialism, Rand Paul outlines the history of socialism, from Stalin’s gulags to the current famine in Venezuela. He tackles common misconceptions about the “utopia” of socialist Europe. As it turns out, Scandinavian countries love capitalism as much as Americans, and have, for decades, been cutting back on the things Bernie loves the most. Socialism’s return is only possible because many Americans have forgotten the true dangers of the twentieth-century’s deadliest ideology. Paul reveals the devastating truth: for every college student sporting a Che Guevara T-shirt, there’s a Venezuelan child dying of starvation. Desperate refugees flee communist Cuba to escape oppressive censorship, rationed food and squalid hospitals, not “free” healthcare. Socialist dictatorships like the People’s Republic of China crush freedom of speech and run massive surveillance states while masquerading as enlightened modern nations. Far from providing economic freedom, socialist governments enslave their citizens. They offer illusory promises of safety and equality while restricting personal liberty, tightening state power, sapping human enterprise and making citizens dependent on the dole. If socialism takes hold in America, it will imperil the fate of the world’s freest nation, unleashing a plague of oppressive government control. The Case Against Socialism is a timely response to that threat and a call to action against the forces menacing American liberty.

The Psychology of Socialism

The Psychology of Socialism
Author: Gustave Le Bon
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020105255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Socialism Book Review:

The Psychology of Socialism was first published in 1899 in a period of crisis for French democracy. The Third Republic had survived an attempted coup detat, only to be confronted with what Georges Sorel and others called the "Bohemian revolution"-the triumph of radical and socialist forces in the Dreyfus Affair. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of hysterical religiosity.

Socialism Is Evil

Socialism Is Evil
Author: Justin Haskins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780999735527
ISBN 13: 0999735527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialism Is Evil Book Review:

The greatest threat facing the United States today doesn't come from China, Iran, or even Russia; it's the growing number of Americans who believe Karl Marx's socialism provides the best strategy for making our communities safer, healthier, and more prosperous. But the most significant danger posed by socialism isn't that its implementation would lead to greater poverty and fewer property rights, it's that socialism would create numerous moral problems, including the limits it would place on individual liberty and religious freedom. In Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx's Radical Dream, conservative columnist and think tank research fellow Justin Haskins examines the moral perils of Marx's socialism and explains why if socialism were to be imposed in its fullest form, it wouldn't just damage people's freedoms, it would obliterate them. Haskins argues it would be dangerous to attempt to create Marx's utopian socialist world, and even more importantly, that such an attempt would be so highly immoral that it could reasonably be called "evil." In Socialism Is Evil, Haskins makes the moral case against socialism and also describes in detail what socialists believe, the differences between socialism and communism, why Marx's socialism will never be completely adopted, and why even the more moderate European-style socialism, called "democratic socialism" by some, is highly immoral and anti-American. Many socialists are kind, generous people with good intentions, but sometimes, good intentions can create devastating results. Socialism Is Evil briefly tackles some of the most important moral controversies surrounding Marx's socialism, providing supporters of individual liberty with the tools they need to stop the rise of socialism in its tracks.

Information Technology and Socialist Construction

Information Technology and Socialist Construction
Author: Daniel E. Saros
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-05-09
ISBN 10: 1317803183
ISBN 13: 9781317803188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Technology and Socialist Construction Book Review:

The failure of command central planning in the twentieth century has led to a general disillusionment within the socialist movement worldwide. Some alternatives to capitalism have been proposed since the end of the Cold War, but none has offered an alternative form of economic calculation. This book explains how modern information technology may be used to implement a new method of economic calculation that could bring an end to capitalism and make socialism possible. In this book, the author critically examines a number of socialist proposals that have been put forward since the end of the Cold War. It is shown that although these proposals have many merits, their inability effectively to incorporate the benefits of information technology into their models has limited their ability to solve the problem of socialist construction. The final section of the book proposes an entirely new model of socialist development, based on a "needs profile" that makes it possible to convert the needs of large numbers of people into data that can be used as a guide for resource allocation. This analysis makes it possible to rethink and carefully specify the conditions necessary for the abolition of capital and consequently the requirements for socialist revolution and, ultimately, communist society. Information Technology and Socialist Construction will be of interest to students and scholars of political economy, the history of economic thought, labour economics and industrial economics.

Socialism The Failed Idea That Never Dies

Socialism  The Failed Idea That Never Dies
Author: Kristian Niemietz
Publsiher: London Publishing Partnership
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN 10: 0255367716
ISBN 13: 9780255367714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialism The Failed Idea That Never Dies Book Review:

Socialism is strangely impervious to refutation by real-world experience. Over the past hundred years, there have been more than two dozen attempts to build a socialist society, from the Soviet Union to Maoist China to Venezuela. All of them have ended in varying degrees of failure. But, according to socialism’s adherents, that is only because none of these experiments were “real socialism”. This book documents the history of this, by now, standard response. It shows how the claim of fake socialism is only ever made after the event. As long as a socialist project is in its prime, almost nobody claims that it is not real socialism. On the contrary, virtually every socialist project in history has gone through a honeymoon period, during which it was enthusiastically praised by prominent Western intellectuals. It was only when their failures became too obvious to deny that they got retroactively reclassified as “not real socialism”.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism
Author: Kevin Williamson
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 1596986492
ISBN 13: 9781596986497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism Book Review:

Argues that the same impulse for control that governed the Soviet Union is present in the American health care and educational systems and that socialism can never work because of human nature.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution

The Chapo Guide to Revolution
Author: Chapo Trap House,Felix Biederman,Matt Christman,Brendan James,Will Menaker,Virgil Texas
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1501187295
ISBN 13: 9781501187292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chapo Guide to Revolution Book Review:

Instant New York Times bestseller “Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that.” —Tim Heidecker The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated—politically, culturally, and economically—by the lanyard-wearing Wall Street centrism of the left and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way. In a guide that reads like “a weirder, smarter, and deliciously meaner version of The Daily Show’s 2004 America (The Book)” (Paste), Chapo Trap House shows you that you don’t have to side with either sinking ships. These self-described “assholes from the internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate. Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster. A book that’s “as intellectually serious and analytically original as it is irreverent and funny” (Glenn Greenwald, New York Times bestselling author of No Place to Hide) The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, “never before seen” drafts of Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go…

Why You Should Be a Socialist

Why You Should Be a Socialist
Author: Nathan J. Robinson
Publsiher: All Points Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN 10: 1250200873
ISBN 13: 9781250200877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why You Should Be a Socialist Book Review:

A primer on Democratic Socialism for those who are extremely skeptical of it. America is witnessing the rise of a new generation of socialist activists. More young people support socialism now than at any time since the labor movement of the 1920s. The Democratic Socialists of America, a big-tent leftist organization, has just surpassed 50,000 members nationwide. In the fall of 2018, one of the most influential congressmen in the Democratic Party lost a primary to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist who had never held office before. But what does all this mean? Should we be worried about our country, or should we join the march toward our bright socialist future? In Why You Should Be a Socialist, Nathan J. Robinson will give readers a primer on twenty-first-century socialism: what it is, what it isn’t, and why everyone should want to be a part of this exciting new chapter of American politics. From the heyday of Occupy Wall Street through Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign and beyond, young progressives have been increasingly drawn to socialist ideas. However, the movement’s goals need to be defined more sharply before it can effect real change on a national scale. Likewise, liberals and conservatives will benefit from a deeper understanding of the true nature of this ideology, whether they agree with it or not. Robinson’s charming, accessible, and well-argued book will convince even the most skeptical readers of the merits of socialist thought.

The Socialist Manifesto the Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality

The Socialist Manifesto  the Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality
Author: Bhaskar Sunkara
Publsiher: Verso Trade
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 9781786636942
ISBN 13: 1786636948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Socialist Manifesto the Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality Book Review:

The success of Jeremy Corbyn' s left-led Labour Party and Bernie Sander' s 2016 presidential campaign revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system look like today? In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin magazine, argues that socialism offers the means to achieve economic equality, and also to fight other forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to healthcare, education, and housing and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities. The book both explores socialis' s history and presents a realistic vision for its future. A primer on socialism for the 21st century, this is a book for anyone seeking an end to the vast inequities of our age.

The Problem with Socialism Is That You Margaret Thatcher Quotes

The Problem with Socialism Is That You   Margaret Thatcher Quotes
Author: The problem with socialism is that you
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-12-25
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798586604392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem with Socialism Is That You Margaret Thatcher Quotes Book Review:

The problem with socialism is that you / 120 pages and (6 x 9) vulgar journal for men. Sure, Let Me Drop Everything and Work On Your Problem. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 120 pages, high-quality cover, and (6 x 9) inches in size.

Socialism Seriously

Socialism       Seriously
Author: Danny Katch
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2015-08-09
ISBN 10: 1608466108
ISBN 13: 9781608466108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialism Seriously Book Review:

“Katch has done the impossible: he makes socialism sexy . . . eye-opening, inspiring, and funny . . . this book might turn you into a closet socialist” (Judah Friedlander, actor and comedian). Opinion polls show that many people in the United States prefer socialism to capitalism. But after being declared dead and buried for decades, socialism has come to mean little more than something vaguely less cruel and stupid than what we have now. That’s not exactly going to inspire millions to storm the barricades. Danny Katch brings together the two great Marxist traditions of Karl and Groucho to provide an entertaining and insightful introduction to what the socialist tradition has to say about democracy, economics, and the potential of human beings to be something more than being bomb-dropping, planet-destroying racist fools. “The most hilarious book about socialism since Karl Marx and his brother Harpo wrote their joke book.” —Hari Kondabolu, filmmaker and comedian “If The Communist Manifesto and America’s Funniest Home Videos had a baby, it would be Danny Katch’s new book. It’s a hilarious and fun way to think about what’s wrong with our world, how it could be different, and how we might get there. Keep an extra copy of Socialism . . . Seriously in your bag and hand it to the next person who asks you what socialism is all about; as long as that person is not your boss . . . seriously.” —Brian Jones, actor, educator, and activist “A lighthearted, easy read that packs an intro course on socialism into a short volume. With jokes that made me laugh out loud, and a lot of heart. Socialism is for lovers. Indeed.” —Sarah Jaffe, Belabored podcast host

How Capitalism Saved America

How Capitalism Saved America
Author: Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Publsiher: Crown Forum
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2005-08
ISBN 10: 1400083311
ISBN 13: 9781400083312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Capitalism Saved America Book Review:

The author of The Real Lincoln challenges popular misconceptions about the nature of capitalism and its role in the building of America, covering such topics as the government's exacerbation of the 1970s energy crisis, the necessity of business regulation, and the consequences of capitalism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Socialism and Modernity

Socialism and Modernity
Author: Peter Beilharz
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0816660859
ISBN 13: 9780816660858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialism and Modernity Book Review:

This first collection of Peter Beilharz's highly influential thought traces the themes and problems, manifestations, and trajectories of socialism and modernity as they connect and shift over a twenty-year period. Woven throughout Beilharz's analysis is the urgent question of modern utopia: how do we imagine freedom and equality in modernity? The essays in this volume explore the relationship between socialism and modernity across the United States, Europe, and Australia from the mid-1980s to the turn of the twenty-first century, a time that witnessed the global triumph of capitalism and the dramatic turn away from Marxism and socialism to modernity as the dominant perspective. According to Beilharz, we have seen the expansion of a kind of Weberian Marxism, with the concept of revolution giving way to the idea of pluralized forms of power and the idea of rupture giving way to the postmodern sense of difference. These changes come together with the discourse of modernism, both aesthetic and technological. Socialism and modernity, Beilharz argues, are fundamentally interrelated. In correcting the conflation of Marxism, Bolshevism, and socialism that occludes contemporary political thinking, he reopens a space for discussion of what socialist politics might look like now-in the postcommunist-postcolonial-postmodern moment.

The 99 Percent Economy

The 99 Percent Economy
Author: Paul S. Adler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 0190931892
ISBN 13: 9780190931896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 99 Percent Economy Book Review:

We live in a time of crises - economic turmoil, workplace disempowerment, unresponsive government, environmental degradation, social disintegration, and international rivalry. In The 99 Percent Economy, Paul S. Adler, a leading expert on business management, argues that these crises are destined to deepen unless we radically transform our economy. But despair is not an option, and Adler provides a compelling alternative: democratic socialism. He argues that to overcome these crises we need to assert democratic control over the management of both individual enterprises and the entire national economy. To show how that would work, he draws on a surprising source of inspiration: the strategic management processes of many of our largest corporations. In these companies, the strategy process promises to involve and empower workers and to ensure efficiency and innovation. In practice, this promise is rarely realized, but in principle, that process could be consolidated within enterprises and it could be scaled-up to the national level. Standing in the way? Private ownership of society's productive resources, which is the foundation of capitalism's ruthless competition and focus on private gain at the cost of society, the environment, and future generations. Adler shows how socialized, public ownership of our resources will enable democratic councils at the local and national levels to decide on our economic, social, and environmental goals and on how to reach them. The growing concentration of industry makes this socialization step ever easier. Democratic socialism is not a leap into the unknown, Adler shows. Capitalist industry has built the foundations for a world beyond capitalism and its crises.

Hamilton s Curse

Hamilton s Curse
Author: Thomas J. Dilorenzo
Publsiher: Crown Forum
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2009-12
ISBN 10: 0307382850
ISBN 13: 9780307382856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hamilton s Curse Book Review:

The author of Lincoln Unmasked refutes the myths about Alexander Hamilton's important role in the creation of American capitalism to argue that Hamilton's advocacy of a powerful centralized government has had a detrimental impact on the nation, analyzing the ideological conflict between Jefferson and Hamilton and its long-reaching repercussions. 20,000 first printing.

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism
Author: Kristen R. Ghodsee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 1568588895
ISBN 13: 9781568588896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism Book Review:

A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work-life balance and, yes, even better sex. In a witty, irreverent op-ed piece that went viral, Kristen Ghodsee argued that women had better sex under socialism. The response was tremendous — clearly she articulated something many women had sensed for years: the problem is with capitalism, not with us. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. She argues here that unregulated capitalism disproportionately harms women, and that we should learn from the past. By rejecting the bad and salvaging the good, we can adapt some socialist ideas to the 21st century and improve our lives. She tackles all aspects of a woman's life - work, parenting, sex and relationships, citizenship, and leadership. In a chapter called "Women: Like Men, But Cheaper," she talks about women in the workplace, discussing everything from the wage gap to harassment and discrimination. In "What To Expect When You're Expecting Exploitation," she addresses motherhood and how "having it all" is impossible under capitalism. Women are standing up for themselves like never before, from the increase in the number of women running for office to the women's march to the long-overdue public outcry against sexual harassment. Interest in socialism is also on the rise -- whether it's the popularity of Bernie Sanders or the skyrocketing membership numbers of the Democratic Socialists of America. It's become increasingly clear to women that capitalism isn't working for us, and Ghodsee is the informed, lively guide who can show us the way forward.