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SpaceX’s Elon Musk: ‘I’m a socialist’

Friday, SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk took to social media and declared he was “a socialist.”

In a back-and-forth about this designation with several of his Twitter followers, Musk made the statement to affirm he was “actually a socialist.”

Musk described his brand of socialism as, “Just not the kind that shifts resources from most productive to least productive, pretending to do good, while actually causing harm. True socialism seeks greatest good for all.”


Many would dispute Musk’s self-designation as a “socialist” and say a more appropriate classification would be “crony capitalist” given his efforts to secure government space transportation contracts, which include giving campaign contributions to prominent members Congress.

If successful, the self-described socialist’s company SpaceX could undermine hundreds of jobs at Decatur, Ala.-based rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance (ULA).

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and is the editor of Breitbart TV.

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