Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the face of the socialist movement in the United States after her stunning upset over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), during the race for the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus in June.

Ocasio-Cortez has campaigned “to see greater taxation and expansion and creation of wide-ranging social programs such as a single-payer health care system, free education, and housing as a right.”


But those may be new ideals by Ocasio-Cortez, who once said she “used to describe herself as a follower of Adam Smith, the so-called father of capitalism,” according to a Fox News report published on Friday.

According to Fox News, Ocasio-Cortez co-founded the student-run publication called BU Culture Shock at Boston University during her college years. Ocasio-Cortez expressed her support of capitalist policies, according to Fox News.


According to Fox, “During her time at Boston University, where she studied economics and international relations and graduated in 2011 with cum laude honors, she described herself as a believer in Adam Smith’s analyses and wrote a number of blog posts hinting at her views, according to posts reviewed by Fox News.”

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes in Mahatma Ghandi’s methods, Adam Smith’s analyses, and Pablo Neruda’s love. Her experiences growing up in a Puerto Rican household, from the boroughs to beyond, has afforded her a uniquely American experience with all the tragedy and hilarity it accompanies,” she described herself in her bio on the student-run website.

It doesn’t stop there. Ocasio-Cortez also “called feminism into question, writing that “the terms ‘feminism’ and ‘empowerment’ don’t seem to capture the priorities of our generation, and the words themselves sound like relics from the past, frumpy and outdated.”

“We no longer live in the same fight for equality of prior generations, we have moved to the widely accepted reality that marginalizing 50% of a given population doesn’t make much sense, mathematically or socially,” Ocasio-Cortez once wrote, according to Fox News.