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Why Is Capitalism So Unpopular?
Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | September 7, 2009 | Art Carden

Posted on 09/07/2009 9:31:43 AM PDT by lbryce

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To: Nanny7

That nostalgia has no basis in historical fact. People have always tried to maximize throughout history.

Nothing has changed. Add technology to the mix and you still have the basic human being to contend with. Stone tools, steam egines or silicon chips haven’t changed that in all human history.


51 posted on 09/07/2009 8:19:16 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce

Where does capitalism exist?


52 posted on 09/08/2009 4:16:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: lbryce

Capitalism provides an economy with an ongoing reality check - that’s why the utopians hate it.

That’s hardly surprising - they think gravity is a bummer, too.


53 posted on 09/08/2009 4:21:08 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: lbryce; r-q-tek86; Lando Lincoln; neverdem; SJackson; dennisw; NonValueAdded; Alouette; ...
Nailed It!

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54 posted on 09/08/2009 5:26:53 AM PDT by Tolik
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Was not the word “capitalism” invented by Marx?

Yes, as a pejorative.

I prefer the words “freedom of the person and his property.”

Come up with one word for that, like "conservanomics," or something, and you will have a winner.

Time for FR to coin another word!

55 posted on 09/08/2009 6:14:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Tolik

Those last three paragraphs really did nail it.


56 posted on 09/08/2009 6:15:41 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: lbryce
"Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's house...."

One has to have forgotten this commandment to dislike capitalism.

57 posted on 09/08/2009 6:19:05 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (I can reach across the aisle without even using my sights.)
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To: knarf

Gib mee ur address dere...


58 posted on 09/08/2009 6:21:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: lbryce

Capitalism is unpopular because it’s hard. Nothing worthwhile in life is easy.


59 posted on 09/08/2009 6:22:22 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: lbryce

Most of mankind’s social/political ills stem from envy. The lazy or the stupid are jealous of those who have succeeded in acquiring more wealth than they have. Those parasites want to take what isn’t theirs, or barring that, to spitefully deprive those that have wealth.


60 posted on 09/08/2009 3:28:22 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Obama = Jim Jones coercing us into suicide on a national scale)
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