The Orson Scott Card Salon interview, My favorite author, my worst interview
Card laughs. “Well, let’s put it this way. Most of the program of both the left and the right is so unbelievably stupid it’s hard to wish to identify myself with either. But on economic matters, I’m a committed communitarian. I regard the Soviet Union as simply state monopoly capitalism. It was run the way the United States would be if Microsoft owned everything. Real communism has never been tried! I would like to see government controls expanded, laws that allow capitalism to not reward the most rapacious, exploitative behavior. I believe government has a strong role to protect us from capitalism. I’m ashamed of our society for how it treats the poor.
Didn’t realise Card was a Mormon. Oh, and K5 has a discussion on the article, mostly how the interviewer gives Card the shaft for having opinions differing from what she expected.