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Communism: The Great Misunderstanding Paperback – July 21, 2016
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"It is not only the best description of communism I have ever read, but the only one I have ever read that makes sense – eminent sense, at every turn." (Nomination for TED by Nicholas Carroll, best-selling author)
“Impressively well written and argued, "Communism: The Great Misunderstanding" is an interestingly informed and informative study that is as thoughtful as it is thought-provoking. A valued and exceptionally well organized and presented contribution to our national dialogue...” (Midwest Book Review)
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Overall, a compelling and worthwhile read.
Don't believe that, well just consider In the 1960's when Automation first his the scenes, no one, not even the Sci Fiction people imagined all the jobs Information Technology would create during the 1990's, and continues to do so today. In fact, people on all fronts from manufacturing, healthcare, and business were told that computers would mean fewer jobs. Yet from the late 80's up till 9/11 we watched the greatest expansion of our economy in history and Computers/Robotics gave it to us! Why should there be any reason to ignore empirical evidence, and believe the trend would not continue? In the late 90's with the advent of visual computer programming languages, it was said that we would no longer need as many computer programmers. It was said that automating the process of writing programs would allow programs to write themselves, and yet today we need exponentially more people writing programs than we did in 1998.
What more amusing is the author's ignorance on how things work in a real Communist system. Ignoring that only in the USA and Europe thanks to the spoils of a mostly Free Market do we have the means and, will to pay people to remain idle. The full-time job of being a "Welfare King/Queen" is not the result of the Communist system and uniquely a by-product of Capitalism.
This is exactly why the Muslim refugees want to go to skip through the Marxist paradise in Greece and, go right to the free market in Germany. The Muslim refugees are smarter than the author of this book, they know Germany has the greatest economy in Europe and, a robust welfare state, thanks to a mostly market-based system!
To further illustrate how Communism is very different that what the author believes, consider the Native Americans were the closest thing to a true Communist society the earth has ever seen. Yet any member of the tribe who did not want to contribute would have met extreme consequences. In the Communist nations of the world, people who did not want to work even were often murdered, even if they were lame. The fathers of all the Marxist ideologies echoed this from Marx himself to Ingles and, later men like Shaw. Every one of these Communists often wrote about getting rid of the undesirable who could not contribute to he collective. If you read their works you will find that they had no tolerance for old people, and the idea of reitrement was alien.
Anybody reading this book and actually believing what it is saying need urgent medical attention.
What interests me more is why this garbage appeared in my facebook feed. Is Soros launched an other campaign? Amazon lost it's mind? I'm very upset about it.