PREFACEBefore you begin reading this socio-economic commentary, I want to take the time to forewarnyou that this paper was written in a manner to fulfill a college requirement. For those who justwant to get to the point, skip to the Relevance portion of this paper. It captures all of the lessonslearned from the first two sections and then uses it to evaluate the policies of Barrack Obama, hisAdministration, and the legislation coming from Congress. However, if you have the time, Iwould suggest winding your way through the Supposition and Research Analysis portions of this paper. They should provide clarity to any cited references and paraphrased passages found in theRelevance portion of this paper.In this commentary, I will evaluate the prevalent theories in socio-economic development inregards to Marxism and its variants versus the Free Market and the concept of Capitalism. In thesupposition component, a synthesis of the major socio-economic theorists provides a foundationfor determining the expectations on how an individual develops within a Marxism/Socialism or Free-Market socio-economic system. These theories provide a sounding board in reviewing thevarious journal articles listed in the annotated bibliography of the research analysis portion of thiscommentary. In the relevance component, the essential theories and current research will be usedto analyze the policies of the Obama Administration. The design of this commentary was to provide students and future voters an understanding of the most empowering system for future prosperity.