Capitalism

Be thankful for Capitalism’s Abundance and the Charity it allows

Kevin Williams has a very thoughtful piece on Capitalism for yesterday’s Day of Thanksgiving.  While not directly thanking God (which the Pilgrims did on that day back in 1623), he confronts the wave of Socialism that reared it’s ugly head on November 6 and does a nice job of defending it when most cannot stand …

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Quotes

Notable Quote – Eammon Butler

Peter Berger’s The Capitalist Revolution (1986) shows how capitalism’s features – property, capital goods, free markets, automatic asset allocation and a predictable legal system – make it well suited to promote efficiency and progress. It offers a refuge from political power, unlike socialism, which has to be imposed by force – and the grander the vision, the …

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Quotes

Notable Quote – Eammon Butler

There is actually plenty of planning in capitalism: individuals and firms make plans all the time. Those plans get constant and instant feedback from the daily decisions of customers on what they will or will not buy, and producers quickly adjust their plans accordingly. If they make a mistake, it is only they who suffer. …

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DISQUS Doodlings at Treehugger: “Actually, there is just one key action needed to fight climate change: Vote.” – Part 1

Part 1 – that is, if I can keep myself on target for the rest.  The above quote is the title of a post by Lloyd Alter in stating that there is really only one way to solve the Climate Change crisis – and that is to vote and he goes on to say there …

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Notable Quote – Eamonn Butler

[Capitalism] is a highly moral system too. The human relationships in capitalism are not forced but voluntary. People invest, create, supply, buy and sell things as they choose. No government ordains their actions: the decisions are theirs. Indeed, the only role for the power wielded by the state is to ensure that individuals are not …

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Freedom

[su_quote cite=”Ludwig von Mises” url=”mises.org”]Freedom, as people enjoyed it in the democratic countries of Western civilization in the years of the old liberalism’s triumph, was not a product of constitutions, bills of rights, laws, and statutes. Those documents aimed only at safeguarding liberty and freedom, firmly established by the operation of the market economy, against …

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Data Point – And it wasn’t Socialism that caused this!

“In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.”   …In the last quarter century, more than 1.25 billion people escaped extreme poverty – that equates to over 138,000 people (i.e., 38,000 more than the Parisian crowd that greeted Father Wresinski in 1987) being lifted …

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DISQUS Doodlings – where Dan Williams puts himself into a capitalist Mobius strip…and falls off

Once again we see the Left on display complaining that life won’t manifest itself into their whine of “equal outcomes.”  The piece by Katharine Gregg (after the jump) complains about what most Progressives do – gee, some people have a head start and familial leg up on the rest of us; she labels that “opportunity …

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