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Levin on Capitalism: Under What System is More Food Available to More People?

Annabel Scott
By Annabel Scott | June 21, 2017 | 2:24 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (Wikimedia Commons Photo)

On his show Tuesday, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin explained how "capitalism has gotten a bad name" recently, despite the fact that it is the best economic system, and he asked his audience, “Under what economic system is there more food available to more people?”

“Capitalism has gotten a bad name, ladies and gentleman, and it is time to defend it," said Mark Levin. "It’s time to explain it. When people walk around and they see the luxuries that are available in this society and nowhere else, and by luxuries I just mean the basics, luxuries in every other society. It’s taken for granted.

“Let me ask you something,” continued Levin later in the program. “Under what economic system is there more food available to more people? It’s ours. Under what economic system is there more housing available to more people? It’s ours. Under what economic system do the vast majority of people have clean running water and sewage systems and electricity at the flick of a switch? Ours. Under what economic system do most people have one color television, do most people have an automobile? Ours.”

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show Tuesday:

“Tell me, in which kind of economy are there more inventions, are there more patents issued?

“In which kind of economy is more wealth created for more people?

“Capitalism has gotten a bad name, ladies and gentleman, and it is time to defend it. It’s time to explain it.

“When people walk around and they see the luxuries that are available in this society and nowhere else, and by luxuries I just mean the basics – luxuries in every other society. It’s taken for granted. Well, we have to remind people what that is and how it got there because, in order to fight the left, the left creates these images of perfection, of nirvana, of paradise. If only we’ll destroy our existing system. So they’ll look about the rich versus the poor.

“Let me ask you something, under what economic system is there more food available to more people? It’s ours.

“Under what economic system is there more housing available to more people? It’s ours.

“Under what economic system do the vast majority of people have clean running water and sewage systems and electricity with the flick of a switch? Ours.

“Under what economic system do most people have more than one color television, do most people have one automobile? Ours.

“Even many of the people we call poor have these things. They can go to the grocery store and get things that are unimaginable in communist regimes and in some socialist regimes.

“It’s important that we start explaining these things, that people in the United States today live better than almost anywhere else on the face of the earth, if not, in fact, better than everywhere else on the face of the earth but for what the left is doing to this country, and when you compare to just 100 years ago, 150 years ago, 200 years ago, post-industrial revolution.

“The great progress, economic progress that’s been made has been made in the United States, which embraced capitalism, private property rights. Simply put: commerce and trade, and a respect for property.”