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Sen. Marco Rubio: Socialism is entirely incompatible with America and its unique, entrepreneurial spirit

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30.09.2019

Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes discusses Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s economic and tax policies.

At the beginning of the last century, America’s Greatest Generation fought the evils of communism and socialism. Yet today, surveys show Americans’ interest in socialism is rising.

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One reason for the shift is simple: Americans growing up today are not familiar with the horrors of communism and the tens of millions killed by reckless state planning in China, the Soviet Union, and elsewhere.

For others, it’s a matter of political efficacy. Racing each other to the left in a crowded primary environment, Democratic presidential candidates know all too well that they can score progressive kudos for invoking socialism. The results have been predictably unhinged. Last week, Bernie Sanders tweeted that “[b]illionaires should not exist.”

Socialism is wholly incompatible with America. Our unique, entrepreneurial spirit thrives in defiance of the notion of state control of markets. Americans have spent centuries prospering in this tradition of free........

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