Shakedown Socialism: Unions, Pitchforks, Collective Greed, The Fallacy of Economic Equality, and other Optical Illusions of "Redistributive Justice"
This is a brilliant study, profusely illustrated with cartoons and propaganda posters. Atbashian explains why Socialism cannot work. He exposes the injustice of "Collective Greed" and shows why Economic Equality is a fraud. The book is an eye-opener as the author illustrates his points with examples drawn from his life in the Soviet Union before 1994 and more recent events...more
Definitely worth a read if you would like to hear it from someone who can speak on it with the authority of a person who actually saw the policies implemented and has a good understanding not only of what it was like but why it was like that.
Socialists would like to conveniently sweep the misery that was the So ...more
At 124 pages of actual text, the book reads ...more
The author packs a lot into 124 small pages, hitting on some of the most important aspects of socialism:
1) It's false claims of equality and justice which invariably lead to state sanctioned inequality and injustice
2) It's perversion of the meaning of "fair" awa ...more
This is a great introduction for anyone curious about the current political implications of labour union relations in the USA. This is not an academic treatise, and is not filled with citations and specific philisophical examinations. This is an enjoyable overview of the pathway that radical left influence will have on western societies. Drawing real life parallels with his own life in the former USSR, Oleg paints a dystopian picture of what is to come if nothing is done.
Whereas I agree with the premise, I don't trust corporate America either and I think the gov. does need to regulate working conditions, EPA regulations, ADA requirements, etc.