Notable Quote: Max Eastman (Socialism Doesn't Jibe with Human Nature) - Granite Grok

Notable Quote: Max Eastman (Socialism Doesn’t Jibe with Human Nature)

Max Eastman-  Former communist who discovered the Free Market“It seems obvious to me now–though I have been slow, I must say, in coming to the conclusion–that the institution of private property is one of the main things that have given man that limited amount of free-and-equalness that Marx hoped to render infinite by abolishing this institution.  Strangely enough, Marx was the first to see this.  He is the one who informed us, looked backwards, that the evolution of private capitalism with its free market had been a precondition for the evolution of all our democratic freedoms. It never occurred to him, looking forward, that if this was so, these other freedoms might disappear with the abolition of the free market.”

-Max Eastman (A socialist who eventually saw the light) from “Socialism Doesn’t Jibe with Human Nature

 

Source: F.A. Hayek