I live in a state where Leftists ruled for 34 years at a stretch. During these 3 decades, most of our industries shut down. No new technology was ushered in. Public healthcare was nearly destroyed. People fled, for education, jobs and treatment. Religious schools bloomed with unaccounted aids from middle East. There were unions All around, in hospitals, schools and factory sheds. Everyone protested. But no one progressed. All we could see growing up was poverty. Of course there were a handful of people whose wealth grew. I simply hope that no one else has to face the destruction and demoralization of their own state like we did. You can research the economic history of West Bengal, India under Leftist rule (1977–2011).