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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 34 of Michael Shellenberger’s excellent 2020 book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All:

In Brazil, as in Nicaragua, my enthusiasm for socialist cooperatives was often greater than that of the small farmers who were supposed to benefit from them. Most of the small farmers I interviewed wanted to work their own plot of land. They might be great friends with their neighbors and even be related to them by birth or marriage, but they didn’t want to farm with them. They didn’t want to be taken advantage of by somebody who didn’t work as hard as them, they told me.

DBx: Socialism and communitarianism work much better on paper, in one’s emotions, and in discussions in faculty and grad-student lounges than they work in reality.

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