Socialism is making a comeback-and so is the idea that "Jesus was a socialist." Today our guest will show it is pure fantasy to believe that Jesus wanted earthly governments to redistribute wealth, centrally plan the economy, or impose welfare states. Our guest has an immensely popular video for Prager University, which has attracted more than four million views online. Poll after poll shows that young Americans have a positive image of socialism. In fact, more than half say they would rather live in a socialist country than in a capitalist one. Learn how to explode the myths that have lured in young people everywhere.
Lawrence W. Reed is president emeritus of the Foundation of Economic Education (FEE) and the author or editor of several books, including Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism and Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction (ISI Books). Prior to joining FEE in 2008, he served for twenty years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He also taught economics full-time for nearly a decade. A frequent guest on radio and television, Reed has written thousands of articles and delivers dozens of speeches each year. He has received the Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Grove City College.