Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why Socialism?

The following blog post is by Frank Worley-Lopez, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico. I link to it partly because in his essay he links to a SE post (Socialism and Religion: the similarities that can't be denied)

Why, with so much evidence for the absolute and repeated failure of socialism, communism, and even European-style “socialism light,” which took Greece into virtual bankruptcy? Why, with a body count that is matched by none in the hands of Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Hitler? - Why Do People Continue to Believe in Socialism?


  1. Never understood the 'libertarian-socialist' tag. To me, and I agree with Cork, they're mutually exclusive.

  2. Well, T.C, my views continue to evolve, but I've come back to what I call "market anarchism", which is not "socialist" in any common sense of that word. Francois Tremblay, who you'll find in the comments at Cork's post, continues to get more loony as time passes, but I have to give him credit for remaining anti-state. Still, I've moved on to a very pro-free market stance.


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