To “commemorate” the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution in Russian, I’ve been sharing a series of columns on the evil of communism.
- On October 30, I looked at the death toll resulting from communist tyranny.
- On November 5, I discussed the shameful actions of communist apologists.
- On November 7, I shared some amusing mockery of totalitarian communism.
Today, I’m going to target my profession.
But I’m going to bend over backwards to be fair. I’m not going to condemn the economists back in the 1920s and 1930s who were sympathetic to central planning. They were horribly wrong, but that was before economists from the Austrian School prevailed in the “Socialist Calculation Debate.” So we’ll give them an undeserved pass.
And we’ll even excuse the wrongheaded thinking of economists who sympathized with communism in the first couple of decades after World War II. After all, maybe they were…
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