Socialism: Reality instead of Myths

The publication presents a coherent opinion developed by the expert team of authors based on the facts, arguments, nature, and reality of the socialism in Czechoslovakia and it disproves the lasting myths about it.

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Socialism: Reality instead of Myths

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Welfare State: Reality instead of Myths

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Myths vs Facts database

Welfare State: Reality instead of Myths

The publication aims to present a view, supported by facts and arguments, of the basis of the Slovak welfare state and more generally, also of welfare states in other selected countries and confront welfare state myths with reality. Thus, we want to demask the welfare state and point out its unintended consequences. Succumbing and affiliation to welfare state myths have a real influence on the increase in the government´s reach and interventions by which it significantly reduces both the current and future prosperity and freedom of people.

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Socialism: Reality instead of Myths

Publication

Welfare State: Reality instead of Myths

Database

Myths vs Facts database

Database of Myths and facts about Socialism

This Myths vs Facts database indicates, and the publication “Socialism: Reality instead Myths discusses in detail, the failure and negative consequences of the social experiment carried out in Czechoslovakia that implemented the institutional features of socialism during the years 1948 through 1989.

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Socialism: Reality instead of Myths

Publication

Welfare State: Reality instead of Myths

Database

Myths vs Facts database

It looks for answers for two Big Questions

Why are ideas of socialism and welfare state so attractive for many people?

With sub questions: Is it related to the myths about them? Are the socialism and welfare myths interrelated?

How subjection to these myths is related to impairing of individual responsibility and their voluntary solidarity?

We want to find the answers by five hypotheses

Myths About Socialism

Accepted and spread socialism and welfare state myths contributes to the appeal of their ideas for many people.

Welfare State

Socialism and welfare state myths are linked in such a way that the subjection to one myth supports the other myth and vice versa.

Experience

Experience with socialism does not mean better resistance to the socialism and welfare state myths and to the limiting of liberties.

Subjection

Subjection to the socialism and welfare state myths influences how people depend on the state and the effectiveness of its intervention and power distribution, and by that deepen their dependency and entitlement mentality and weaken personal responsibility.

Solidarity

Subjection to the socialism and welfare state myths influence the weakening of voluntary solidarity.

We will test them in Slovakia. Their verification should be universally utilized. We want create conditions for long term and universal use of the project.


The aim of the project is to confront socialism and welfare state myths with reality and contribute to their eradication and to long term change in people´s thinking towards reinforcing their responsibility. Its impact should be increased interest, knowledge and understanding of these myths by Slovak public with assumed long term and universal usability of the project. We mean to achieve them by activities linking research and its transformation impact on the society.

Activities

CEQLS Lectures

CEQLS Lectures

Research

Research

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CEQLS Lectures

Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik organized on September 25, 2017 in Bratislava another lecture within the Conservative Economic Quarterly Lecture Series /CEQLS/:Varieties of Socialism and the Threat to Liberty and Social Cooperation Lecture given by:Tom G. PalmerGeorge M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty; Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network (USA) Hosted by:Peter Gonda,…

Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik organised on March 26, 2018 in Bratislava another lecture within the Conservative Economic Quarterly Lecture Series /CEQLS/: The Welfare State in the Trap of Redistributionism  Lecture given by:Robert NefMember and Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Liberales Institut (Switzerland) Hosted by:Peter Gonda, the Conservative Institute Director Robert Nef:…

Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik organised on June 11, 2018 in Bratislava another lecture within the Conservative Economic Quarterly Lecture Series /CEQLS/:Good and Bad Transformation Lecture given by:Leszek BalcerowiczProfessor of Economics and Architect of Poland´s economic reforms Hosted by:Peter Gonda, the Conservative Institute Director Introductury word presented by:Ivan Mikloš, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of…