About this podcast
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
Is Socialism the Best or Worst Ism?
May 18, 2018
Did you know the word “liberalism” used to mean the opposite of what it does now? In this episode, the FEEcast gang discuss how that happened as well as the meanings of the words “progressivism” and “socialism.” They also explore socialism in the real world. What has it done for the countries that came closest to implementing it? Do the Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, etc) count as socialist successes? Richard Lorenc, Brittany Hunter, Dan Sanchez, and Anna Jane Parrill discuss these topics and more.
- “The Epic Triumph of Liberalism and Its Tragic Betrayal” by Dan Sanchez
- “The Swedish Case for Limited Government” by Daniel J. Mitchell
- “Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism”: Chapter 2 in Planning for Freedom by Ludwig von Mises