ICYMI: Dalai Lama says Marxism is the answer to Capitalism

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama

In case you missed it, in a recent interview, the Dalai Lama said that Marxism is the answer to all the “problems” with Capitalism. Apparently, His Holiness believes that capitalism creates inequity, and that’s a bad thing.

“In capitalist countries, there is an increasing gap between the rich and the poor. In Marxism, there is emphasis on equal distribution.” ~ Dalai Lama

While it is true, some people do still live in poverty, Marxism will not fix that. Capitalism is still a person’s best hope at rising out of poverty (assuming they have the determination and ingenuity to pull it off!) We have too many success stories to deny it’s reality.

Maybe I missed it, but which modern civilization has successfully embraced and implemented Marxism? And why aren’t we all clamoring to live there? Anyone??

H/T Newsweek

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