Skip to content

Ep. 47 Economist Ben Powell Reports on His Worldwide Tour of Socialist Countries

Ben Powell, head of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, discusses his newly released book Socialism Sucks (co-authored with Robert Lawson). Powell and Lawson toured countries around the world to observe firsthand life under ACTUAL socialism–in places like North Korea and Venezuela–versus places that merely have large welfare states (like Sweden). They concluded that, well, socialism sucks.

Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:

The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.

About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Chief Economist at infineo, and Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute.


  1. Socialism Drove Ben Powell to Drink on 07/30/2019 at 10:11 PM

    […] so would ancapistan, but I digress… Here’s my interview with Ben, promoting his new book with Bob […]

  2. Paul on 08/05/2019 at 10:21 AM

    Ben dropping the S-bombs 🙂
    Book ordered.

Leave a Comment