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Alex Krainer: Was There More Freedom Under Communism?

Video link Audio Alex Krainer of Trends Compass grew up under Communism (or “hard socialism”) in the former Yugoslavia—and is not a fan. He preferred freedom then, and still does. But is the “free world” really free? Or has ideology blinded us to reality? In his recent essay “Property rights: the reality vs. the ideology of it” Alex explains that under communism property rights and the freedom to engage in commerce were respected: “While the communist ideology strove for an abolition of private property, in practice, property rights were recognized and inviolable (I am sure there were exceptions, but I…