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Debunking Socialism Myths

Socialism is now as popular as capitalism among young people. That’s because they are being told nonsense. John Stossel tries his hand at debunking five socialism myths, including the scenario that follows when it fails and people always say, “That wasn’t the real socialism.”

He explains that after the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought that socialism would bring misery. But intellectuals, such as Professor Noam Chomsky, convinced many that it was capitalism that was a grotesque catastrophe and the Soviet Union was about as remote from socialism as you could imagine. Ridiculous, to say the least. Economist Benjamin Powell explained that when the Soviets made private business illegal, that was about as close as the world ever saw to the purest socialist end of the spectrum. Here’s more debunking from Stossel.

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Venezuela’s Outrageous Inflation

Inflation in Venezuela is out of control, surging beyond the critical one million percent mark. Styxhexenhammer666 says this demonstrates “unsurvivable levels of disdain for basic economics by Chavez and Maduro.”

Remember when Sean Penn and all the other Hollywood Democrats were pushing socialist Venezuela as a great society we should all emulate? Bunch of idiots!

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Shameless Socialist Celebs

Venezuela used to be the richest country in Latin America. Today, its economy and civil society are disintegrating. The country is experiencing widespread hunger and out-of-control violence—a result of former President Hugo Chávez’ move, starting in 2002, to nationalize industries, establish price controls and block foreign capital from entering the country.

Back when Chávez was still in power (and still alive), U.S. celebrities including Danny Glover, Naomi Campbell, Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Sean Penn praised the former president and his brand of “Bolivarian” socialism. As did left-wing intellectuals, including the famed M.I.T. linguist Noam Chomsky. What do they have to say now? John Stossel reports.

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Ecuador Silences the Press

Ecuador’s parliament has passed a new Communications Law that places heavy restrictions on private media while bolstering the power of media watchdogs and censors. It’s all part of the latest round of thuggery from Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa, Banana Republic socialist and ally of the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. More from Newsy World.

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Hugo Chavez in Heaven?

He’s dead anhd buried, but if you believed some of his sympathizers, he’s still parting the seas and spitting down upon the United States from up on high. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

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Liberals in a Tizzy Over Pope

NewsBusted’s Jodi Miller says the choice of Pope Francis has already upset many liberals. “Apparently they believe the Pope’s beliefs violate the separation of church and church,” Miller says. This edition also takes a look at Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soft-drink dilemma in New York and Russia’s demand for an inquiry into Hugo Chavez’s death.

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Rand Paul, American Hero

Hugo Chavez just died, and many of us said “good riddance” to a tyrant who defrauded his own people, intimidated his political opposition and left his economy and country in disarray. Senator Rand Paul seemed to be reminding us: “Why would we want a tyrant in America, too?”  Wayne Allyn Root from Personal Liberty Digest weighs in.

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Those Droning Democrats

Sorry, Barry, but the Capitol is a “no-fly” zone. Hugo drops dead. And: Locusts/Gadflies, 2016! All this — plus — assault pastries in this edition of The Great Eight with Ben Crystal.

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Where Now, Venezuela?

Petroleum engineer Gustavo Coronel wrote articles about the corruption of Hugo Chavez’s regime, and for that he was named an enemy of the state. Appearing on Talk Radio Network’s The Andrea Tantaros Show, Coronel speaks out on what Chavez’s death might mean to Venezuela and America. H/T PJTV

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After Hugo Chavez

Love him or hate him, the late Hugo Chavez was unarguably the most powerful Latin American politician to emerge over the past few decades. David Luhnow, Mexico City bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, takes a look back at the Venezuelan president’s rule and his legacy. Although expected for some time, Chavez’s death came with a hint of irony, falling upon the anniversary of Stalin’s death.

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