I don’t like politics (and will rarely post about it) for the majority of it is ill thought-out and sensationalist, appealing mostly to people who don’t want to think more than superficially about anything, let alone have any realisation of the consequences of their choices. It is rare to find people such as Kasparov who are willing to go below the surface and put a meaningful perspective out there.

There’s a saying, misattributed to Albert Einstein, that goes: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Big government socialism is one of those things, and completely un-managed capitalism is another. Kasparov cuts through the recent insanity wonderfully and is worth reading and considering.

My goal was to remind people that Americans talking about socialism in the 21st century was a luxury paid for by the successes of capitalism in the 20th. And that while inequality is a huge problem, the best way to increase everyone’s share of pie is to make the pie bigger, not to dismantle the bakery.

Garry Kasparov: Hey, Bernie, Don’t Lecture Me About Socialism.