The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

I’ve heard it speculated, and even done some speculating myself, that the reason “socialism” is growing in popularity is that you have so many hideously unpopular right-wingers saying the broadly popular Barack Obama is a socialist.

An alternative hypothesis is that this Amstel Light ad is leading some to conclude that socialist Europe is not quite the dystopia Mitch McConnell’s been warning about:

I’m not really an Amstel fan, but there’s no denying that Amsterdam is great. Beyond the obvious, they’ve got some very interesting early childhood policies there and delicious Indonesian food.