Twitter by a self-proclaimed socialist. The article, "Why Socialism?", was written by the world-famous physicist, Albert Einstein in 1949 for the Monthly Review.
Apparently the sender was under the impression that my views on capitalism would be swayed by Einstein's unapologetic argument for centralized planning. After all, Albert Einstein was one of the most brilliant physicists the world has ever known, surely such scientific brilliance translates over to the realm of politics... right?
Does Einstein make a strong case for socialism? I'll let you decided for yourselves. As for me, I tend to think that Einstein's brilliance was mostly confined to physics and not political science or economics. Nevertheless, it is apparent that Einstein's feelings about capitalism and socialism are appropriate for his time period. Einstein, like so many of his peers after World War II, believed the turmoils of the past to be the product of failed-capitalism. In order to protect the world from another terrible world conflict, wouldn't a large and powerful government with sweeping control over economic and social issues be the best protector?
Again, I strongly disagree with Albert Einstein here. What are your feelings?
READ THE ARTICLE HERE.