Argument: Soviet Union demonstrates failures of socialism
Richard Ebeling. "The Failure of Socialism and Lessons for America." The Future of Freedom. March 1993: "Socialism's failure in the former Soviet Union and in the other socialist countries stands as a clear and unquestionable warning as to which path any rational and sane people should never follow again. Government planning brought poverty and ruin. The idea of collectivist class and ethnic group-rights produced tens of millions of deaths and a legacy of civil war and conflict. And nationalized social services generated social decay and political privilege and corruption."