Notable Quote – Seton Motley

by Skip October 13, 2016

Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet […]

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Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

by Skip July 21, 2016

Where it is a question, not of a momentary emergency, but of obtaining the largest supplies over a period and at the least sacrifice of other production, the price mechanism is infinitely superior to any other method. A rise of prices not only forces people to use the commodity sparingly in every possible use, including […]

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America’s Socialist Origins

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2016
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Notable Quote – Bernie hates capitalism

by Skip February 10, 2016

From Weekend Pundit: Speaking of Bernie Sanders, we should all remember that he’s never held a private sector job. All of his paychecks have come from government, be it the city of Burlington, Vermont or from Uncle Sam as a member of Congress, either in the House or the Senate. He’s never had to worry […]

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Breadlines – which one would you prefer?

by Skip January 1, 2016

(H/T: Newsbusters)

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The Climate Cult Gathers In Paris To End Capitalism

by Steve MacDonald November 28, 2015
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The Klimate Kult has a Klanbake coming up in Paris and many believe it to be, like all those that preceded it, the last chance for a deal. What’s the deal? They are going there to use the weather as an excuse to advance the socialist utopia. (IBD) At a news conference last week in Brussels, […]

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Capitalism: Mankind’s Golden Goose

by Don November 4, 2015

One of the negative results of the wealth created by capitalism is that ignorant, lazy, and/or jealous people have time to complain about capitalism.  Typically they do this from comfortable homes filled with indoor plumbing, labor-saving and entertaining appliances; eat good food; drive their car(s) on public roads; receive public education; and keep in touch […]

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Prager University: The Morality of Free Markets

by Skip September 14, 2015

By one of my favorites on the ‘Net – Dr. Walter Williams: “Capitalism: what did you do to serve your fellow man” What is more fair – that YOU get to decide when and for what you decide to buy or sell?  Or Government deciding?  What is of more value – what you decide means […]

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Notable Quote – Thomas Sowell

by Susan Olsen August 30, 2015

“While capitalism has a visible cost — profit — that does not exist under socialism, socialism has an invisible cost — inefficiency — that gets weeded out by losses and bankruptcy under capitalism. The fact that most goods are more widely affordable in a capitalist economy implies that profit is less costly than inefficiency. Put […]

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So WHY are those “living wage” pizzas not doing well?

by Skip August 25, 2015

If he’s not careful, his workers are going to end up like those in Seattle – what happened when a town in California raised it’s minimum wage (reformatted, emphasis mine): Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay […]

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Er, who elected the UN to take over the world’s economy?

by Skip February 9, 2015

And one wonder’s why Conservatives are so anti-UN? UN Climate Chief Announces “We Are Remaking The World Economy” The United Nation’s climate chief says that reordering the global economy to fight climate change is the “most difficult” task the international body has ever undertaken. Christiana Figueres, who heads up the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate […]

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Arthur Brooks – The Five Biggest Myths About Capitalism

by Steve MacDonald January 19, 2015
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(Prager U) “”Does free enterprise hurt the poor? Is it unfair and driven by greed? Did it cause the Great Recession? In five minutes, Arthur Brooks answers these questions and more about capitalism.””  

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ObamaCare, ObamaZone – The Big Lie: ” It was disguised as something that would be almost completely voluntary”

by Skip July 27, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ And that is not the expression of one that values or cherishes Freedom; instead, it is THE  seedling of Totalitarianism.  Obamacare, ObamaZoning – different facets of the same evil – those that have the hubris of incomplete knowledge that feel they have the right […]

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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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