I saw Jonathan Sperber on The Daily Show. He was promoting his book on Karl Marx.
Their spin was “HAHAHA!! Those communists sure were stupid. Capitalism won!” Actually, the economic system in the USA is nearly a perfect implementation of Communism. Through taxation and regulation, insiders and the government control nearly the entire economy. There’s a lot of free market rhetoric, hiding the various ways government controls everything everyone does.
That’s one reason the economy is in such bad shape. With bailouts and crippling regulations, the “market” resembles a communist dictatorship, rather than a true free market.
I wonder if Jonathan Sperber actually read Karl Marx’s writing. Is he so incompetent that he never read and compared it to our economic system today? Is he a shill lying on purpose? It’s hard to tell. I spoke with one person who had a political science PhD. He said “All of FSK’s free market ideas are discussed in PhD level courses. They are soundly discredited (with the usual pro-State troll arguments). They aren’t discussed at the undergrad level and high school level, because those ideas are so wrong, but everyone with a PhD is required to know them and the arguments against them.” In other words, PhDs and State-approved thinkers are required to know the truth, lest anyone have a deviant thought, and they are also supposed to know the fake arguments against them. Anyone who’s a true independent thinker gets weeded out of the PhD training process.
Liars like Jonathan Spencer are important. They help promote the illusion that the USA is a free market, whereas it’s actually a nearly perfect implementation of Communism.