Monday, February 25, 2019

Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Give Socialism a Bad Name?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Here’s a Don Boudreaux letter to the Wall Street Journal:


I’m surprised by this subheading to your series of letters on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives socialism a bad name” (Feb. 26).

Socialism, at least among informed people, earned a bad name long ago as result of the tyranny and crushing poverty with which it is always associated. A sober understanding of socialism’s evils did not have to await the appalling economic ignorance and political silliness displayed by AOC.

Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

The above originally appeared at Cafe Hayek.

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