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Economics is everywhere...if only you choose to see it. Join the FEEcast team every Friday for a lively recap of the week's important stories to give you the meaning behind the headlines.


Featuring Richard Lorenc, Brittany Hunter, Dan Sanchez and Marianne March

Produced by Sean W. Malone, Pavel Rusakov, and Jaye Davidson

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July 20, 2018

Democratic socialism is trending hard, not only thanks to Bernie Sanders, but especially after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, won a recent Democratic primary for a congressional seat in New York. But does “democratic socialism” offer anything more than a rebranding of a failed ideology? Can the death toll and abysmal economic track record of socialism be wiped clean by attaching the word “democratic” to it?  Are democratic socialists subscribing more to a sentiment than an actual philosophy? Can democracy and socialism even co-exist in practice? The FEEcasters discuss these questions and more.

Show Notes:

“The Questions Stephen Colbert Should Have Asked Democratic Socialist “Rock Star” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” by Barry Brownstein

“Venezuela Proves There is No Political Freedom Without Economic Freedom” by Brittany Hunter

“Ain't No Way Norway Is a Model for Democratic Socialism” by Daniel J. Mitchell

“Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism” by Ludwig von Mises

“Friedman on Capitalism and Freedom” by Milton Friedman