Category: Individualism and Collectivism

The Actualization of Cuban Socialism

The dismal state of the Cuban economic model succinctly depicted by the old Soviet joke that described their centrally planned economic system as one in which “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.” The bankrupt Cuban system … Continue reading

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Red State, Blue State: Why Americans Vote the Way they Do

The Founders knew they didn’t have final answers, and they made compromises between their ideals and practical reality. They embodied these in the Constitution, and even wrote an operating manual for it, called The Federalist Papers, which, like most operating … Continue reading

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Cuba’s Economic Surrealism

In his economic dreamland of surrealist juxtapositions and non-sequiturs, with visions free from conscious rationality, General Castro believes that improved state management is the way to save Cuba’s communist system. The hostility toward individual freedoms and success embodied in his … Continue reading

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One hundred Years After the Bolshevik Revolution

In part, this recharacterization of communism is a transparent attempt to shift the blame for the undeniable crimes and atrocities committed by the Reds from Marxism/socialism onto somebody/something else – preferably nationalism or anything that can be labelled right-wing. However, … Continue reading

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The Cultures of Individualism and Collectivism

The moral hymn for collectivist societies is “The greatest good for the greatest number,” which sounds democratic until we consider that this philosophy can, and has been used, to justify the most inhumane actions by collectivist regimes and the likes … Continue reading

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