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Is Samsom Insane?

by on September 9, 2012

Is he Insane?

Milton Friedman:

‘Everywhere capitalism has been tried, it has succeeded. Everywhere socialism has been tried, it has failed. The lesson learned? We need more socialism!’

Albert Einstein:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Diederick Samsom is not an idiot, he has a Applied Physics degree. Yet as leader of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA), Samson seems to be questioning previous historical experiences of socialism. Simon Rigelsford and Robert Nozick have an explanation for this intellectual bias, which Einstein might have called insane.

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