Lying Dog-Faced Pony Socialists: A Call to Save Free Markets


After a bizarre encounter with Joe Biden, a college student shares her political experience and warns her generation against flirting with socialism.

“No, you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier,” the Vice President snapped at then-twenty-one-year-old Madison Moore. In a blend of personal narrative and political analysis, Moore shares her personal experience with politics, and highlights the humanitarian disasters socialism produced around the world—and could produce here. Throughout this book, Moore argues for the abandonment of socialism in favor of free market capitalism. Drawing on historical and moral origins, Moore demonstrates how socialism has led only to disastrous outcomes in practice, and how capitalism has fostered human prosperity. In this book, Moore hopes to persuade young Americans that only capitalism—not socialism—can equip them with the necessary tools to face the challenges of the 21st century.