The free-market system has been the biggest creator of wealth and prosperity the world has ever known—lifting billions of people out of poverty and far more superior than any government program ever could be.

But socialism is on the rise in America—notably growing in popularity among the younger generations. In fact, according to a recent Harris poll, half of American Millennials and those belonging to Generation Z say they would prefer to live in a socialist country. Even more concerning, the growing general support around the ideology is fueling concrete policy proposals—including Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

That’s why the Job Creators Network, America’s leading small business advocacy organization, is launching a campaign to tell the truth about socialism. Too many people don’t understand that the American dream cannot exist in a socialist country. While some may say socialism is well intentioned, the fact is it robs people of their independence, their dignity and their finances. Socialism leads to government dependence, suppression of ideas, and lower standards of living for those under its thumb. Few Millennials and those who are younger understand what socialism really is, and why short-term gains like free education or free healthcare will lead to long-term consequences like loss of freedoms, and loss of opportunity.

"The free market system has been the biggest creator of wealth and prosperity the world has ever known, lifting billions of people out of poverty."
— Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of The Home Depot
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Socialism & Capitalism Stories

Daniel Di Martino

Socialism changed life entirely for Daniel and his family in Venezuela, from limiting access to basic goods like electricity, to their ability to earn a paycheck. Watch Daniel De Martino’s story.

Hillary Andaluz Aguilar

Watch Hillary Andaluz Aguilar’s story about how socialism changed Venezuela.

Enrique Padron

Enrique Padron grew up in Cuba under Fidel Castro’s socialistic regime, and later escaped to the United States. Padron risked his life to live in a free society with a free market.

Dina Rubio

Dina Rubio experienced the socialist revolution in Nicaragua and the suffering and oppression that came with it. She fears that those in America who are promoting socialist policies don’t realize the costs that come with them.

Ed Valenti

Ed Valenti is the father of the modern “infomercial” and the creative genius behind the Ginsu knife. He believes in capitalism and the American dream.

Bernie Marcus

Bernie Marcus is co-founder of The Home Depot and the son of Russian immigrants. He has seen the power of the free-market change people’s lives for the better.

Confused about socialism?

Confused about socialism? Watch this short video to find out what socialism really means.

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News & Updates

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Socialism Takes, Capitalism Creates

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New Poll: New Yorkers View AOC as ‘Top Villain’ in Amazon Pullout

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