I will give you a Socialist State…

Give me your four-year olds and in a generation I will give you a Socialist State.

Vladimir Lenin, quoted by Peter Bocchino in The Role of Education in Shaping Man’s Morality in the 21st Century

Marxism has not only failed to…

Marxism has not only failed to promote human freedom, it has failed to produce food.

John Dos Passos, quoted in Money, Greed, and God by Jay W. Richards, kindle location 313

Higher incomes for all or less disparity…

The policy issue is whether our goal as a society should be higher incomes for all or less disparity between incomes—countries almost never achieve both.

David Malpass, quoted by Michael Goodwin on foxinews.com

Student achievement actually declined…

A Cato Institute study found that after a near tripling of per-student spending on public schools in real, inflation-adjusted dollars, and a more than doubling of public school employees over forty years, student achievement in both math and verbal skills actually declined.

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 1806

A “right” to material things…

Of course, no one can have a “right” to such material things unless someone else can be compelled to pay for them.

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 876

A population of psychological and moral children…

Swedish socialism has also created a new type of “socialist man.” As described by Swedish economist Per Bylund, “[W]hen handing out benefits and therefore taking away the individual’s responsibility for his or her own life, a new kind of individual is created—the immature, irresponsible, and dependent…. [T]he welfare state has created … a population of psychological and moral children….”

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 871

A government of the worst, by the worst…

The more a society moves in the direction of socialism, the more it relies on the coercive powers of the state. As such coercion becomes justified, it tends to expand at the expense of individual freedom and individual conscience. Government plans replace individual plans; the government claims a greater share of private wealth to distribute money as it sees fit; ideological propaganda becomes more pervasive from government institutions, especially in the schools; and the economy becomes progressively more lethargic, increasingly strangled by governmental edicts, regulations, and bureaucrats. Government becomes more and more a government of the worst, by the worst, and for the worst. That’s what socialism delivers.

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 702

The ideology associated with the worst crimes…

The ideology (socialism) that is associated with the worst crimes, the greatest mass slaughters, the most totalitarian regimes ever, is allegedly more compassionate than the free market capitalism that has lifted more people from poverty, created more wealth, provided more opportunities for human development, and supported human freedom more than any other economic system in the history of the world.

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 698

Truth in a socialist society…

“Truth” in a socialist society is not something to be debated; it is mandated and enforced by the Socialist regime, from which there is no alternative and no appeal.

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 650

The coerced imposition of governmental plans…

In his classic book The Road to Serfdom, Friedrich Hayek explained that because “collectivism” of all kinds, including socialism, necessarily involves the coerced imposition of some governmental plan (or plans) on the population, such a system attracts as its political leaders some of the most immoral and unethical people in society.

Thomas DiLorenzo, from The Problem with Socialism, kindle location 595