Friday, October 22, 2010

Why Historians and Americans Are So Worried About Socialism - Read This Book!

By Lance Winslow
There is a lot to be said about the economics of socialism, and how the ramp up of converting a capitalist society into a socialist one can bring good times temporarily, as a socialist leader can seize a nation by becoming a populist and wreak havoc on a nation. We've seen this in recent periods in Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Many in the United States warn we are indeed, headed in the wrong direction with our current leadership, in fact I am one of those who don't like the direction we are headed.

But rather than me get into a long debate on the subject, why not do yourself a favor and read a little history on the topic. Here is a good book to read, I highly recommend it to you:

"Lords of Finance," by Liaquat Ahmed, Penguin Press, New York, NY, (2009), 536 pp, ISBN: 978-15942-01-820.

The book discusses the end of WWI and the demented inspiration of Hitler, and how the NAZIs came into power quickly from a very small group to one of the major parties in only a year and a half. Also discussed are the chaos of war, appeasement, gold Standard, Banks of England, and New York at the time and of course the Great Depression.

The Author suggests we are in the same place today, and he's got a great argument in that the charts sure look a lot the same. Another good book review on this very excellent book can be found online. It was in the New York Times, the title of the article is;

"A Monetary Horror Story that Looks Like Today's," by Janet Maslin on January 14, 2009.

Indeed, I recommend reading both, because I don't want to burst your next bubble, but socialism does not work, read for yourself. Please consider all this.


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