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Choosing the Next Government of Alberta

In Alberta we have an election at full throttle featuring a choice between a Socialist premier and a Capitalistic challenger. There are many people committed to either belief and it is important that they understand the choice.

Capitalism is, to paraphrase Churchill, the worst way to organize our economic life except for all the others. The practice of Capitalism which features the private ownership of land and the means of production, plus the free exchange of commodities in an open market, has brought tremendous wealth to the western democratic countries. No other system historically has created so much wealth for the middle class. So, if this is the case, why is there a recurrent movement to bring back a Socialist model? Witness the rise in popularity of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the United States.

Socialism in its true form features public ownership of land and the means of production, with a rather limited degree of [...]    
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