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Defense of Free Markets

Defense of Free Markets

There has been way too little defense of free markets. There are many ways in which business elevates humanity. Capitalism is based on doing things for others, things others find value in. Innovation and value creation are inherent in free-market capitalism.

Democracy is tyranny.

Democracy is Tyranny

Democracy is tyranny. It was true in ancient Greece and it is true today. America was designed to foster a spirit of freedom. The nation, through the Constitution, as written, promotes enterprise among its people. The U.S. Constitution intends to thwart tyranny from majority rule. America is a free-market society.

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Democrat Socialism is Greed at the End of a Gun

No human being is immune to greed. Avarice. Lust (for power). Nor are they immune to what we sometimes refer to as the Seven Deadly sins. It is human nature. The best we can do is find ways to limit it. The founders thought this critical to the matter of government.

Tales from the BudComm – righting a wrong on food truck licensure

“The people who pay taxes here.” Or better, Tales from the Selectmen as last night was a Public Hearing about Chapter 27 “An ordinance regulating outdoor vendors and transient sales” which covers licensing / permitting fees for food trucks working in Gilford. I originally wrote: Seriously, $2500 for a simple food truck – that struck …

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Quotes

Notable Quote – Ronald Coase and Ning Wang

Markets provide a platform through which firms compete for both resources and customers. How effectively firms perform these tasks depends primarily on how open the markets are, including the markets for factors and products, and how freely firms can be created and compete with each other. Essentially, firms’ effectiveness depends on how smoothly and quickly …

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Quick Thought: Not so much “free market”, eh Tom, when you want others to pay for “weeding your garden”?

So, Tom Thomson (son of Gov. Thomson of “low spending yields low taxes” fame) who for years was the honorary chair of AFP-NH which argues for Free Markets, has decided to go the Full Monty and arguing that electric rate payers (that would be you and I) should pay for his timber to be cut …

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