“(Progressivism’s) central notion is that an educated elite should plan and engineer societies by the use of centralized power.” -Lawrence W. Reed
“Resentment is at work when one so hates somebody for his more favorable circumstances that one is prepared to bear heavy losses if only the hated one might also come to harm. Many of those who attack capitalism know very well that their situation under any other economic system will be less favorable. Nevertheless, with full knowledge of this fact, they advocate a reform, e.g., socialism, because they hope that the rich, whom they envy, will also suffer under it.” - Ludwig Von Mises
“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” - Sir Winston Churchill
"It was deceit that killed hundreds of millions of people in the twentieth century. It was deceit that almost doomed civilization itself. It is deceit that still threatens us, most profoundly, today." - Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
"The socialist/communist mindset touted by the left perceives highly productive workers as unfair. Under the guise of equality, but fueled instead by envy and coveting, this zero-sum-game mindset believes some have less because of those that have more." - John Henschen
"Whether in its fascist or communist variations, collectivism is a return to justifications for denying the uniqueness, dignity, and liberty of the individual, as well as the abolition of the institutions of a free society that are meant to protect the ordinary human being from domination and control by the State." - Dr. Richard M Ebeling
“Today the tenets of this nineteenth-century philosophy of liberalism are almost forgotten. In continental Europe it is remembered only by a few. In England the term “liberal” is mostly used to signify a program that only in details differs from the totalitarianism of the socialists. In the United States “liberal” means today a set of ideas and political postulates that in every regard are the opposite of all that liberalism meant to the preceding generations. The American self-styled liberal aims at government omnipotence, is a resolute foe of free enterprise, and advocates all-round planning by the authorities, i.e., socialism.”- economist & philosopher Ludwig Von Mises (1962) on the coopting of the term "liberal" by authoritative statists.