According to Putin we’re doing this whole free market thing all wrong. He has offered his advice which is very unlike him and he has advised us to stop bailing out so many companies–the Soviet Union tried socialism and it didn’t work for them. It made them weak when they could have been an even more dangerous enemy.

“Putin may not be speaking as much to the West as he speaking directly to those Russians. He makes clear to them that he believes that bailout and major stimulus packages will hurt the economy in the long run.”

A+  Putin.

http://www.poligazette.com/2009/01/29/putin-to-west-we-tried-socialism-didnt-work/