I just finished watching an excellent 45-minute discussion led by my Hoover colleague Scott Atlas. The two participants he questioned were Hoover colleagues Russ Roberts and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

The topic was Hoover’s Human Prosperity Project and both had a lot of great insights and great lines.

Among the lines that stood out was one from Ali. If I remember correctly, she said it in the context of her story about growing up in Somalia and seeing her mother lining up for food for hours after Somalia went the socialist route under Siad Barre. She explained that whereas socialism is utopian and aims at nice goals like equality and prosperity for everyone, it ends up as “The Flintstones without the nice tune.”