Episode 16

Daniel Di Martino: How Socialism Destroyed My Home in Venezuela and What the Right Gets Wrong on Immigration


December 5th, 2020

33 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

Venezuelan expatriate turned free-market economist Daniel Di Martino joins the show to explain how socialism ruined his home country and forever altered his life trajectory. He explains how widespread nationalization of private industry, massive government spending, and money-printing led to runaway inflation that destroyed the economy.

Could this really ever happen in America? And what, if any, are the differences between the "democratic socialism" being advanced here in the U.S. by the likes of Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the movement that led to Venezuela's downfall?

Plus, we discuss Daniel's experience as a successful legal immigrant to the United States, as well as what the anti-immigration Right fails to understand about the social and economic benefits of legal immigration to the U.S. We wrap up with Daniel's hot take on Nutella, of all foods.

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