blackbird Posted April 17 Report Share Posted April 17 (edited) Former prominent NDP MP and widow of popular NDP leader Jack Layton, Olivia Chow has thrown her hat into the ring for the position of Toronto Mayor. Strong possibility she will win for several reasons. 1. Her name is well known. She is so prominent that her candidacy is major news on the national television news networks today. 2. She is a strong advocate for Socialism which many in the GTA believe is the answer to society's troubles. 3. She is a skilled public speaker. 4. She promises everything to the less privileged (at the expense of taxpayer's of course because where else would the money come from?) 5. Last but not least. She very cleverly founded "The Institute for Change Leaders". This organization has trained one thousand leaders or political activists to advance Socialist politics and power. This has to come from the Communist or Socialist red book. Very powerful political moves. Most people in the GTA don't understand the consequences of Socialism but incorrectly think it is the answer to all problems. "In 2015, Olivia Chow joined Ryerson University as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. Her work focuses on community engagement and leadership development. As a founder of the Institute for Change Leaders, Olivia and her team of 30+ trainers have taught community and political organizing to over 1350 people since March of 2015. " Olivia Chow - The CivicAction Leadership Foundation "Socialism fails because it suffers from four fundamental design defects. First, socialism eradicates private property and markets and thus eliminates rational calculation. Second, socialism allows soft budgets, so there is no mechanism in place to discard inefficient production methods. Third, abolishing private property and replacing it by the state distorts the incentives. Four, the socialist system with its absence of private property and of free markets inhibits the economic coordination of the system of division of labor and capital." 4 Reasons Why Socialism Fails | Mises Wire Edited April 17 by blackbird Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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