This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...Russia, as in Red China, as in Cuba. In those countries, socialism reduced the people to the unspeakable poverty of the pre-industrial ages, to literal starvation, and has kept them on a stagnan
t level of misery.
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No, it is not “just temporary,” as socialism’s apologists have been saying — for half a century. After forty-five years of government planning, Russia is
still unable to solve the problem of feeding her population.
As far as superior productivity and speed of economic progress are concerned, the question of any comparisons between ...