The new soviets are on a roll now that they only have to face a neutered europe, and an ideologically sympathetic US Regime. Of course the new soviets have the chinese card to play if the westerners get too uppity. One call to beijing, and the communists could grind the US economy and industry to a halt. And don’t forget our socialist and communist neighbors in central and south america to add to another front to fend against.
Russia has a flat tax of 13%.
That’s several percent lower than the flat tax Steve Forbes was striving for.
In light of this fact, how sensible is it to describe Russia as “communist”?
Which is more socialist, Russia or the USA?