Archive: Benjamin Powell

Democratic Socialism: Straight Talk about Twisted Facts
The term “socialism" meant/means something different to Marx, Lenin, and economists like us who seriously study economic systems.
Benjamin Powell | January 30, 2020
Those Shaming Amazon about Bangladeshi Factories Should Be Ashamed of Themselves
In reality, these jobs provide millions of Bangladeshis the opportunity to escape extreme poverty.
Benjamin Powell | December 19, 2019
China’s Crackdown on Think Tank Illustrates Importance of Hong Kong Protests
Economic, civil, and political freedoms usually go together.
Benjamin Powell | October 18, 2019
Many Millennial ‘Socialists’ Aren’t Socialists
Only a small percentage of students correctly identify socialism as an economic system that abolishes private property in the major factors of production.
Benjamin Powell | August 20, 2019
Democratic Socialism Newspeak
A national debate would be more productive if both Sanders and his critics were clearer on the definition of socialism.
Benjamin Powell | July 8, 2019
The Insanity of the Push for Rent Control
The nationwide retreat of rent control was consistent with the thrust of decades of economic research, and the new controls fly in the face of that research.
Benjamin Powell | May 14, 2019