Let's remember how fortunate we are to live in a country that can provide hundreds of millions of turkey dinners at a price anyone can afford all on the same day. Not because central planners decreed it should be so, but due to the power of a free market.
Collectivism is based on faulty principles
A 1985 newspaper assignment took me from West Berlin, a rich, vibrant, noisy, stylish, all-night reveling open city with symphony concerts next to live nude girl shows and fancy eateries, like New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on steroids – a glittering capitalist island surrounded by drab communist mediocrity – into East Berlin where I was to report on how the Soviet puppet state really worked.
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The consensus on the fashionable Left was that European Communism and the wall were there to stay. Good thing Ronald Reagan knew better.