Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bill de Blasio, the list goes on and on of American politicians who want to steer our capitalistic system toward socialism.

Even with its dismal track record in reality, the fantasy still has its appeal so perhaps an academic reminder is in order.

Peter Heck is an author, speaker and teacher with a Masters in Political Science from Ball State University.  He's been a public high school teacher since the fall of 2001, teaching courses in American government and American history and he has a lesson for all of us on the failure of socialism.