November 30, 2018 If Poverty is the Real Problem, Then Capitalism is the Only Solution
Part of the speakers series "Free Markets: The Ethical Economic Choice"
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
One of the key criticisms of capitalism is that it creates more inequality than other systems. That may or may not be true. The effective inequalities among elites and citizens in the former Soviet bloc were gigantic. That, however, is beside the point. The fundamental worldwide economic problem is poverty. The history of the development of market economies in the past 50 years is unparalleled in human history, witnessing a decline in poverty, by any plausible measure, that no other system can achieve. There are no examples of socialist systems solving problems of poverty, though there are many examples of socialist systems causing or perpetuating poverty of the most abject sort.
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