Check out this video by Emily Hulsey:
How many anti-capitalism activists have ever wondered what life would be without capitalism? How many of them have ever bothered to ask an immigrant from a post-Soviet country what their life was like?
In the Soviet Union, a reel-to-reel tape recorder (like the one in the video) cost around 300 roubles (about 1.5 average monthly wages). Compare that to the price of a typical cassette player in the US. For those who are too young to remember, I can tell you that in mid-80s a portable cassette player (not a pocket-size "Walkman", but smaller than today's netbook) cost $32. How many monthly wages was that? (Sarcasm.)