But the Marxist has no idea how to remove poverty.
The cure for poverty is wealth (makes sense). And see, the way to wealth is freedom.
Freer economies have higher GDPs, happier people, and better access to food.
“Marxist” are meanwhile busy biting the hand that feeds and allows them to exist.
I think there are only three types of people cheering for economic moves towards communism: Political opportunists, useful idiots, and the trust-fund crowd.
The political opportunists want more power. The useful idiots are too dense to face the empiricism staring back at them. And the emotional trust-fund crowd is trying to rebel against their parents (protesting in their Prada boots, taking videos on their iPhones, and going to Ivy League schools) as they denounce they very institutions that make their lives possible.
The average North Korean, Cuban, and Venezuelan does not buy into such dead-end ideas. For they are living these ideas out daily.
They simply want to be free. Everyone does.
It is no wonder that real economists do not take Marxism seriously.
The Marxist thus finds himself in real agreement with the Christian in those two beliefs which Christianity paradoxically demands—that poverty is blessed and yet ought to be removed.
-C.S. Lewis, The Problem Of Pain (Amazon)