Capitalism

And Obama and Progressives don’t believe Socialism is selfish?

by Skip July 20, 2014

And this is the system that Obama and the Progressives want us to “progress” towards? The game was simple enough. Each participant was asked to throw a die 40 times and record each roll on a piece of paper. A higher overall tally earned a bigger payoff. Before each roll, players had to commit themselves […]

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Notable Quote – Dr. Walter Williams

by Skip July 4, 2014

Henry Ford benefited immensely from mass-producing automobiles, but the benefit for the common man from being able to buy a car dwarfs anything Ford received.  Individuals and companies that produced penicillin and polio and typhoid vaccines may have become very wealthy, but again it was the common man who was the major beneficiary.  In more […]

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Observation: Profit is voluntary, not evil

by Skip July 1, 2014

Kevin Williamson is one of my favorite authors and you can mostly find him over at National Review.  Here is a snippet …The crude version of exchange — which is, unhappily, the common version — is inclined to suspect that there is an objectively correct price for a good, and that profit comes from duping […]

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Entrepreneurship cannot happen by Government decree – it must be fostered

by Skip April 27, 2014

This adds onto my post here on Capitalism in talking about Entrepreneurship: The ultimate source of our prosperity is a set of institutions and cultural attitudes (along with what Deirdre McCloskey calls “habits of the lip” that give dignity to the bourgeoisie) that encourage innovative commercial and industrial activities. The bicycle was improved not by “technological […]

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Capitalism works – thumbdrive beats Greenpeace

by Skip April 27, 2014

And do you really think that a top-down, command-and-control economy that the Democrats and Socialists are trying to implement here in the US, would have ever thought of this?  Possibly, but probably not really; Capitalism is much better suited to where a person can see a problem, see an issue, and then pursue a solution because […]

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Blogosphere Doodlings – “It’s for the bicycles, man!”

by Skip March 31, 2014

Ah yes, back to TreeHugger.  They really are all about downshifting one’s standard of living to ensure that “Gaia” won’t be hurt from global warming global cooling climate change Mankind activities that would make us like Venus (or was that Neptune?) in temperature.  They also are all about Socialism (“we’re all in this together and […]

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Data Point: Inequality of wealth? How ’bout inequality of decisions?

by Skip March 10, 2014

For those that wail against “income inequality”, I point out: For hundreds (really, thousands) of years, there was little inequality – everyone was poor. Is that what you want again? The high achiever nations were those that went to more free-market economies. Is not having wealth a goodness? The continued WORST achieving nations were socialist […]

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Data Point – The Pope is wrong

by Skip December 2, 2013

I would like to see proof that any other economic system can outstrip these results: The new Pope has warned the world about the “excess” of Free Market Capitalism – joining a large cohort of Crony Capitalists, Socialists, Communitarians, Progressives, and Communists that: can’t understand that people can make decisions for themselves without other ‘adult […]

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Blog Headline of the Day – Progressives redefining the language

by Skip October 22, 2013

From CNSews – the truth about Obamacare: ‘Marketplace:’ Where People Buy Compulsory Insurance With Other People’s Money A total distortion of the traditional definition of a “marketplace” where vendors invest their own resources to purchase their wares and hope that buyers, using their own resources, find those wares sufficient valuable that they voluntarily engage in […]

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Notable Quote – WInston Churchill

by Susan Olsen August 12, 2013

‘Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”

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“Government is the word for the stuff we do together” (and yes, we WILL do everything together)

by Skip August 3, 2013

From Hot Air rips apart a post over at The Daily Beast that says “we all can pay more for our burgers at Mickey D’s to lift the employees out of poverty – and nails the underlying philosophical stupidity on the head: One point which seems to confuse the social justice battalion is this idea […]

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Separation of The Climate Church And State

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2013

Liberals want to spend  your money to create energy “solutions” that can never deliver enough power to meet our needs, whose manufacturing processes are extremely harmful to the environment, that do not produce very many jobs, cannot be sustained without taxpayer support (many of which fail despite it), many of whose raw materials come from […]

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A Little Free Market Frivolity: Capitalism by Oingo Boingo

by Scott Morales February 16, 2013

There’s nothing wrong with capitalism There’s nothing wrong with free enterprise Don’t try to make me feel guilty I’m so tired of hearing you cry There’s nothing wrong with making some profit If you ask, I’ll say it’s just fine There’s nothing wrong with wanting to live nice So tired of hearing you whine About […]

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Another, more descriptive term for Capitalism?

by Skip December 25, 2012

Innovationism: Deirdre McCloskey says somewhere that a better name for capitalism is “innovationism” – innovationism unleashed only in societies in which private property rights are at least reasonably secure, freedom of contract is at least reasonably the norm, markets are at least reasonably free, and (importantly) the multitude of bourgeois merchants and accountants and actuaries […]

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A joke at a crass unionista’s expense

by Skip December 5, 2012

A union shop foreman walks into a bar next door to the factory and is about to order a drink to celebrate Obama’s victory when he sees a guy close by wearing a Romney for President button and two beers in front of him. He doesn’t have to be an Einstein to know that this […]

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Give a man a fish…

by Skip November 12, 2012

…and you feed him for a day.  Teach him how to fish and he feeds himself forever. Here’s a bit of a reality check for the expanded ObamaUSA welfareland that wants everyone to be equal in income and that you, Mr. / Mrs. / Ms Obama Voter decided to have over the alternative.  Enjoy that […]

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Blue collar Reality shows – paragons of capitalism. Listen to them over our President.

by Skip April 2, 2012

Anti-Collective, Anti-”we’re better together”, Anti-”you succeed only when we all succeed”  (and all that other crapola) rant. So Bill ayers wakes up, wishes to blow up capitalism, fails, goes to bed and then does it again the next day. I guess I’m complicit in his scheme – at least in part. Like Bill here, I […]

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Again,Elites are trying to get rid of Capitalism – but we can see it is not an economics system problem but a problem of morality

by Skip January 23, 2012

Every year, the Elites of the political, economic, and cultural worlds gather in Davos, Switzerland to talk about global ‘stuff’ – what’s trending, what’s wrong, and their global ways of fixing them what they believe is wrong – for the betterment of us all.  Hate to keep sounding like a broken record but even with […]

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Union Leader Announces Subscriber Wall

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2011

Following in the footsteps of the other papers in New Hampshire the Union Leader is invoking the “hey it’s our news you should pay for it” clause. They will be erecting a subscriber wall sometime soon. (Merry Christmas!)

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SHORT BUS ECONOMICS

by Rick Olson October 17, 2011

“Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don’t need to imagine it. It’s called the United States of America.”  —Thomas Sowell The collective voice of “Occupy Wall Street” has […]

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Forget Multiculturalism: Restore The Anglo-Saxon Philosophy Of Liberty

by Tim Condon September 30, 2011

How "liberty perishes underneath government’s persistent pursuit of power." "It has become evident Washington now embodies the gravest threat to liberty. We must restore the vision of the founders before it is too late."

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This is what the Democrat Party stands for today. Can you spot the evil, gaping faultline in their premise?

by Tim Condon September 24, 2011

Listen to what she says: As various philosophers have taught us, when you are confronted with a tough argument, “always check the premises.” What follows is the unstated premise of Elizabeth Warren in the video above:

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The Post Office vs. Private Enterprise

by Tim Condon September 23, 2011

This from my buddy Fred in Florida: The response of the post office to their financial crisis really displays the difference between "government-think" and private enterprise.  Faced with a financial crisis the government approach is this:

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A 63-YEAR OLD REMINDER OF FREEDOM

by Rick Olson September 6, 2011

CROSS-POSTED

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The Class Warfare Of Blue Hampshire

by Rick Olson July 4, 2011

Caitlin fails to do an effective case study on wealth and liberalism while she waves a finger at Bill O’Brien because if she looked hard enough around the Granite State she would see the utter rank hypocrisy of leftists and their verbal articulation of progressive policies, while pursuing within their own personal lives a hard-core capitalist modus operandi that would make even Milton Friedman blush.

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Making lemonade from somebody else’s lemons

by Skip February 27, 2011

Filed under Capitalism – but could as well be filed under Humor! We certainly have been watching the unfolding events in Wisconsin – especially as the Democrat "fleebaggers" went to Illinois.  Well, it looks like someone decided to capitalize on somebody else’s woes: Hey, capitalism is all about taking advantage of an opportunity – and […]

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Stats that show life is really getting better over the last 200 years!

by Skip December 3, 2010

Just plain cool! Education should always be fun! (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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This is what Democrats and other socialists fight against….

by Tim Condon December 2, 2010

"The Upward Spiral of Capitalism." After watching the video below, we must ask ourselves: "Is the hatred of capitalism and freedom shown by statism and socialism a matter of blindness, ignorance, or malice?" WHY would anyone oppose such a humane and beneficial cultural and economic system? My guess is this: Capitalism empowers the masses with freedom while disempowering […]

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What do Property Rights and Thanksgiving Have to Do with Each Other?

by Tim Condon November 25, 2010

Consider this: We all STARVE without private property rights! Well DUH! (Already said once by Steve below. Worth saying again.)

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If you are a Christian and a conservative…

by Tim Condon September 4, 2010

…and desire to understand the intersection of the truth at the core of both Christianity and Capitalism, this essay by George Gilder remains remarkably transcendent today: "The Soul of Silicon."  Recommended. But then….

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