Socialism Makes You Cheat, Capitalism Honest

The background to this finding, that living under socialism makes you more likely to cheat, under capitalism to be honest, should be obvious. Under socialism the appalling inefficiency of the economy means that cheating is the only way to either survive or get ahead. Even, that when everything is decided by politics then you’ve got to become a politician to do well and what’s more cheat-like than politics.

On the other hand under capitalism – which we should read here as being more free markets than capitalism itself – the method of getting ahead is to be honest.…

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