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  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • Why the world needs capitalism

    09/25/2017 7:14:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    September/October, 2017 ^ | 9-25-17 | John Silveira
    Our friend, O.E. MacDougal, came to visit us at Backwoods Home Magazine and to fish the rivers and the coast of southwestern Oregon. It was going to be a long, relaxing Fourth of July weekend for him. Mac, as we call him, is Dave Duffy’s poker-playing friend from Southern California, and Dave, of course, is the publisher of this magazine. Whether or not communism, socialism, and fascism have any success depends on how they deal with capitalism. I was at my desk thinking about some things while half listening to them as they sat at the editorial table in the...
  • Confederate Statues and Capitalism

    09/21/2017 6:16:04 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 6 replies
    Sept 21, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Confederate Statues and Capitalism Someone in a famous Paltalk political chat room I favor offered a link from a local morning radio show pair who borrowed the “A Place for Mom” theme. Finding a home for Confederate Statues. They titled their segment, “A Place for Bob”, with Bob for Robert E. Lee. It was entertaining but I found it thought provoking. The issue of Confederate Statues is simply whether the removal is legal. Assuming the majority of the removals is legally accomplished I wonder where they will go. This is where Capitalism enters the scene. I believe a display of...
  • Mississippi inmates break out jail, burglarize nearby store, then sneak back into jail

    09/21/2017 3:37:03 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    ktiv.com ^ | 9/20/17 | nbcnews
    (NBC News) - Four Mississippi inmates are facing more charges after allegedly breaking out of jail, burglarizing a nearby Dollar General store, and then sneaking back into jail without being noticed by guards. snip "They stole cigarettes, cigarette lighters, phones and just items they felt they could sell in jail," said Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin. After grabbing the items in the store, the chief says instead of making a run for it, the men sneaked back into jail unnoticed. Williams even bonded out for another charge before authorities figured out what happened.
  • Millennial Pander: M&Ms Promotes Wind Power

    09/12/2017 2:27:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, this stuff, you know, I have been concerned. I love America! I want it to continue to be the greatest place on earth. I want everybody in this country to be able to maximize the opportunity that liberty and freedom give them. And it’s liberty and freedom that are under assault by these people that are demanding conformity, in speech, in behavior, demanding conformity in acceptance. And we see it manifesting itself. I don’t know how old Sergio is. He’s probably in his twenties, maybe early thirties, but he’s part of Millennial generation, and iGen is what follows...
  • Cut government rules, like building codes, and private sector will solve society’s problems

    09/06/2017 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 6, 2017 | by Tim Draper
    Most governments compete for the innovators of the world. In the United States, however, every great innovation leads to more government departments and more regulation, lessening the incentive to innovate. So companies innovating around drones, Bitcoin and initial coin offerings, driverless cars, and many new drugs are moving their operations overseas. What if policymakers instead adopted an entrepreneurial mindset? Delegating responsibility for our poor, our criminals, our sick, and our uneducated to the government may seem easier. But in practice, if incentives are aligned, it is far more effective to keep responsibility with the people, who can innovate and provide...
  • Evans’ 5 Simple Rules for a Vibrant Economy

    07/26/2017 1:25:45 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Last week, a dear friend of Accuracy in Academia, author M. Stanton Evans (1934-2015), would have turned 83. Although he focused most of his energies in his later years on researching and writing about the history of espionage and internal security in the United States, he had quite a background in economics as well, much to the benefit of his readers over the course of his career. Indeed, he studied under the noted Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. On at least half a dozen occasions, I heard him outline what he saw as five essentials for a functioning economy. They...
  • Schumer Unveils Dems' 'Better Deal': 'Old-Fashioned Capitalism Has Broken Down'

    07/25/2017 4:53:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/24/17 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Declaring "old-fashioned capitalism has broken down to the detriment of consumers" and "Adam Smith has lost his way amidst these big corporations," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other congressional Democrats traveled to a red pocket of purple Virginia today to spell out their new agenda. **SNIP** After losing in 2014 and 2016, Schumer argued, Dems need to not "flinch" or "blink," but look in the mirror. "Democrats have too often hesitated from directly and unflinchingly taking on the misguided policies that got us here - so much so that too many Americans don't know what we stand for,"...
  • Why universal basic income is gaining support, critics

    07/19/2017 8:00:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 106 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2017 | Kathleen Pender
    The idea of a universal basic income — monthly cash payments from the government to every individual, working or not, with no strings attached — is gaining traction, thanks in part to endorsements from Silicon Valley celebs. Some see it as a way to compensate for the traditional jobs with benefits that will be wiped out by robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, globalization and the gig economy. Others see it as a way to reduce income inequality or to create a more efficient, less stigmatizing safety net than our current mishmash of welfare benefits. “I think ultimately we will have...
  • Why don’t millennials like capitalism? Blame parents. Blame schools. Blame Obama.

    07/18/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    The State ^ | 7-17-17 | Frank Dowd IV
    As a society, we have done millennials a disservice. An entire generation of young people in America came of age during a decade of sluggish economic growth, and as a result, many are skeptical of free enterprise and capitalism. A stunning 2016 Harvard University survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Millennial support for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary was proof that young people today aren’t enamored with capitalism. During the Obama years, the 18-29 age group heard countless presidential speeches railing...
  • Mark Levin book condemning media, progressives, debuts No. 1 Amazon

    06/27/2017 6:19:30 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Mark Levin's new book, "Rediscovering Americanism," an assault on the media and progressives and a call for Americans to take back their country, debuts today at No. 1 on Amazon. Showing the draw of the New York Times bestselling author and top syndicated radio host, his book is already on the way to becoming another big seller. "My new book covers a lot of territory — philosophy, history, economics, law, culture, etc. And I look deeply into what is meant by Americanism, republicanism, individualism, capitalism. What do we mean by natural law, unalienable rights, liberty, and property rights? From where...
  • World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/26/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2017 | Peter S. Goodman
    LONDON — The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility for public works can produce trouble. In India, politically connected firms have captured contracts on the strength of relationships with officialdom, yielding defective engineering at bloated prices. When Britain handed control to private companies to upgrade London’s subway system more than a decade ago, the result was substandard, budget-busting work, prompting the government to step back in. Canada has suffered a string of excessive costs on public...
  • Alex Green: Why Your Kids Hate Capitalism

    06/20/2017 8:38:05 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 14 replies
    THE CRUX ^ | June 20, 2017 | Alexander Green
    Alex Green: Why your kids hate capitalism THE CRUX - stansberryresearch.com From Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club: Equity investors rarely stop to think about it, but the stock market is the essence of capitalism: the private ownership of the means of production. With very little money and a quick phone call – or a click of the mouse – you can own a fractional interest in any of thousands of the nation’s most profitable businesses. The system is fair too. You will pay (and receive) no more or less for your shares than the wealthy do. And thanks...
  • Top 10 Indie Games online you need to download and play!

    06/14/2017 7:54:29 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    Continuing from my previous article on the Democrat's war on free markets and unfair anti-capitalist regulations targeting indie software makers, I said that the best way to stick it to these big companies that back the socialist agenda of the DNC was to buy indie and boycott the big bolshevik businesses. I mean they got to where they were because of capitalism and now they want to ruin it for all of us just so they can avoid competition! SO! We here present our top 10 list of indie games you gotta play! Along with Top 10 Flash games online!...
  • Indie video game makers threatened by regulation from government and Big companies

    06/14/2017 7:49:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    A few years ago I did an article about net neutrality and government attempts to ban the internet or make it obsolete through over regulations and limited choices. This is something all the Democrats support doing in every facet of our lives. They want to make it a crime to even pee without permission by some expensive overpaid bureaucrat. The internet is the last great vestige of freedom of thought. The one place where we can read play and watch whatever we want when we want to. But liberals and big government supporters and the big bolshevik supporting corporations that...
  • Trump ascension corporate coup: Naomi Klein (Unintentionally funny)

    06/11/2017 3:50:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Goodiwindia Argus ^ | June 12, 2017 | Deborah Snow
    Author and activist Naomi Klein was on a visit to Sydney last November when Donald Trump shocked the US and Western political establishment by taking the White House. "I think a great many of us felt that the world had just turned upside down, but [in Australia] I literally felt the world had turned upside down," she says, recalling that moment of supreme disorientation. Since then, unlike many American liberals, Klein has been fixated less by the drip-drip of revelations about the Trump campaign's murky links to the Kremlin, and more with what she calls the "corporate coup" taking place...
  • Prosperity Cities

    06/07/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | John Stossel
    Lovers of socialism didn't like my column last week. I wrote that Venezuela's collapse shows the cluelessness of celebrities like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Noam Chomsky, who'd praised Venezuela's leader. Chomsky called me "an utter coward" for mocking him and said he expected "an abject apology." He won't get one. As Venezuelan-born filmmaker Thor Halvorssen puts it, "Chomsky provided cover for a regime where 11,500 infants died from lack of medical care." But assigning blame matters less than what should be done now. After the regime collapses, what comes next? How about trying capitalism? That's what Erick Brimen suggests....
  • Zuckerberg vs. Zuckerberg

    06/02/2017 7:26:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Would the Mark Zuckerberg of 2017—who recently gave the commencement address at Harvard—have started Facebook? Likewise, would the Mark Zuckerberg of 2004—who was instrumental in building the world’s largest, most popular social networking website in the world—have given the 2017 commencement address at Harvard University? As has been well documented over the last several days—most notably by Rush Limbaugh—Zuckerberg’s 2017 commencement address was laden with socialistic language and ideas that run quite contrary to what is necessary to build a company with thousands of employees and whose annual revenue is measured in billions of dollars. (Ask Venezuelans.)
  • Chomsky's Venezuela Lesson

    05/31/2017 5:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2017 | John Stossel
    Venezuela descends into chaos. Its people, once the wealthiest in Latin America, starve. Even The New York Times runs headlines like "Dying Infants and No Medicine." My Venezuelan-born friend Kenny says his relatives are speaking differently. Cousins who once answered "Fine" or "Good" when asked, "How are you?" now say, "We're eating." Eating is a big deal in the country that's given birth to jokes about a "Venezuelan diet." A survey by three universities found 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average 19 pounds this year. So are American celebrities who championed Venezuela's "people's revolution" embarrassed? Will they admit they...
  • Cronyism Kills Capitalism

    05/31/2017 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Megan Barth
    Cronyism is alive and well in the Swamp. “We The People” who resoundingly voted to “Drain the Swamp” will lose if the status quo is allowed to win. “Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”—Ronald Reagan Crony capitalism is defined as an economic system characterized by close, mutually advantageous relationships between business leaders and government officials. Many of our nation’s biggest companies come to the Washington Swamp, to hire lobbyists to preserve tax breaks, to use the power of government for competitive reasons or to secure government money for corporate projects. And Elizabeth Warren is happy...