Here is a principle to use in all aspects of economics and policy. When you find a good or service that is in huge demand but the supply is so limited to the point that the price goes up and up, look for the regulation that is causing it. This applies regardless of the sector, whether transportation, gas, education, food, beer, or daycare. There is something in the way that is preventing the market from working as it should. If you look carefully enough, you will find the hand of the state making the mess in question.
It is from the death of the social that socialism will emerge, as it is from the death of God that religions emerge.
The quest to remove all inequality is the deadening hand of socialism and results in social stagnation.
In the developed countries of the capitalist world, the mass media are beginning to become businesses, and huge businesses at that. The freedom of journalists is now becoming, in most cases, a very relative thing: it ends where the interests of the business begin… In socialist areas, it is enough to recall that the means of social communication are the monopoly of the party.
The ritual denunciation of the so-called ‘socialist’ states is replete with distortions and often outright lies.
Advocates of capitalism like to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
The emancipation of the working class can only be achieved by the working class itself – without the assistance of governments.
Why am I a socialist? Simple: Because I believe in freedom.
For my part, while I am as convinced a Socialist as the most ardent Marxian, I do not regard Socialism as a gospel of proletarian revenge, nor even, primarily, as a means of securing economic justice. I regard it primarily as an adjustment to machine production demanded by considerations of common sense, and calculated to increase the happiness, not only of proletarians, but of all except a tiny minority of the human race.
In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it’s exactly the opposite.