The bastard step-child of Milton Friedman and Anthony Bourdain, Socialism Sucks is a bar-crawl through former, current, and wannabe socialist countries around the world. Free-market economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell travel to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, and Sweden to investigate the dangers and idiocies of socialismwhile drinking a lot of beer.
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About the Author
Robert Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom as well as the director of the William J. O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. The co-author or editor of two books and over ninety journal articles, his writing has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Investor’s Business Daily, and numerous other outlets.
Benjamin Powell is the director of the Free Market Institute as well as a professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. The author or editor of five books and more than seventy-five scholarly articles, he has had work appear in The Financial Times, The Christian Science Monitor, as well as many major newspapers. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Showtime, and CNBC.
John Pruden is a professional voice actor who has recorded audiobooks, PSAs, Indie films, documentaries, video games, radio dramas, corporate and online training narrations, and radio and TV commercials. An Earphones Award winner, his audiobook narrations include Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers, which was chosen by The Washington Post as the best audiobook of 2011.