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  • ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement'

    08/30/2015 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/15 | Tom Wyke
    ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars? ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency. The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins. Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934. Yet...
  • Naomi Klein admits global warming is not about science but destroying capitalism

    08/24/2015 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Green Jihad ^ | 8/19/2015
    The Heartland Institute published a very revealing article about Leftist shock jock Naomi Klein who just published a new anti-capitalst screed entitled This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Essentially, Ms. Klein admits that the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming) is not about science but really about overthrowing capitalism. “Our economic model is at war with the Earth,” writes Klein. “We cannot change the laws of nature. But we can change our economy. Climate change is our best chance to demand and build a better world.” The Heartland article goes on to say: For the author,...
  • "I'm gonna have to scare the Pope": Trump says he would warn pontiff that 'ISIS want to get you' if

    08/20/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Donald Trump has revealed he would warn the Pope that ISIS were out to get him if they meet next month. In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Chris Cuomo asked the billionaire businessman what he would say in to Pope Francis if he came face-to face with him during his visit to the United States in September. The Republican presidential hopeful admitted he was a protestant, but said he thought the Pontiff was a 'good guy' because he is becoming very 'political'.
  • Capitalism vs. Socialism

    08/19/2015 6:19:58 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    Self ^ | August 19, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    The next time you're debating the merits of capitalism vs. socialism, just ask yourself one question, "Would you rather spend a few hours at your favorite restaurant or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles?"
  • When Capitalism Turns to Cannibalism

    08/05/2015 10:11:09 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 12 replies
    Oftwominds.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    With authentic growth scarce, there's no other way to reap huge profits but cannibalism. When people say "capitalism has failed" or "capitalism has succeeded," we have to ask: what type of capitalism do you mean? Authentic capitalism, in which capital is placed at risk to earn a return in a competitive, transparent marketplace, or do you mean cartel-state capitalism, or crony-capitalism, or monopoly capitalism or finance capitalism, i.e. the types that dominate the global economy? As long as most startups crash and burn, and anyone with a few bucks and plenty of inner drive can start an enterprise, authentic capitalism...
  • When companies pay everyone the same...

    08/03/2015 5:21:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-3-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Made in response to Gravity Payments fiasco. It's hard to believe someone smart enough to build a successful business would be dumb enough to throw it all away...guess Dan Price wasn't that smart to begin with.
  • A CEO raised his company's minimum wage to $70,000 a year, and some employees quit because of it

    07/31/2015 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 31, 2015 | by RACHEL SUGAR
    When Dan Price, CEO of the Seattle-based credit card payment processing firm Gravity Payments, announced he was raising the company's minimum salary to $70,000 a year, he was met with overwhelming enthusiasm. But in the weeks since then, it's become clear that not everyone is equally pleased. Among the critics? Some of Price's own employees. Two of the company's "most valued" members have left the company, "spurred in part by their view that it was unfair to double the pay of some new hires while the longest-serving staff members got small or no raises." Maisey McMaster — once a big...
  • Time magazine: Why America is in decline [not for the reasons you'd expect]

    07/22/2015 7:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    My guess is most of us would agree that America seems to be in decline, but not for the reasons TIME magazine does. Much of the decline is centered in the politics and policies of the governing party.But TIME is pretty sure that, given the study that they cite, the reason is … capitalism. Here’s the “it was great, but” reason: “We looked at very broad measures, and at individual measures, too,” said co-author Hershey H. Friedman, a business professor at Brooklyn College – City University of New York. The most dangerous sign they saw: rising income and wealth...
  • Pope Francis ignites a revolt that will overthrow American capitalism [Revelation 13]

    07/21/2015 1:50:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/21/2015 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an uprising of the masses against the world’s super-rich capitalists. And yet, right-wing conservatives remain in denial, tuning out the pope’s message, hoping he’ll just go away like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement did. Never. America’s narcissistic addiction to presidential politics is dumbing down our collective brain. Warning: Forget Bernie vs. Hillary. Forget the circus-clown-car distractions created by Trump vs. the GOP’s Fab 15. Pope Francis is the only real political leader that matters this year. Forget the rest. Here’s why: Pope...
  • Hanoi’s Capitalist Revolution

    07/21/2015 8:13:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 21, 2015 | Michael J. Totten
    After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Hanoi, capital of a now-unified, Communist Vietnam, was a bombed-out disasterscape. Residents lived under an egalitarian reign of terror. The grim ideologues who ran the country forbade citizens to socialize with or even speak to the few foreign visitors. People queued up in long lines past government stores with bare shelves to exchange ration coupons for meager handfuls of rice. The only traffic on the street was the occasional bicycle. Since then, however, Hanoi has transformed itself more dramatically than almost any other city in the world. Today, the city is an explosive...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did — to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • Say It Ain’t So, Pope

    07/19/2015 5:31:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Recently we had a rendezvous with my daughter’s future roommate (plus her mother and her mother’s best friend). The roommate is moving to Los Angeles from New Jersey after graduating from college. When we met the mother and her friend, they were both prominently wearing crosses on necklaces. We felt much more comfortable about the future of our child’s new living arrangement. They were delighted to find out we were committed Jews. I spend extensive time discussing with people who adhere to different denominations of Christianity. I am still befuddled by the varieties of Protestantism and I am confident I...
  • Economics 101 - Reagan vs Obama

    07/17/2015 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 7-17-15 | zeo221
    Capitalism vs Socialism - Economics 101 - Reagan vs Obama
  • Is Capitalism Diabolic?

    07/14/2015 8:16:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo's head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did -- to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • Why Pope Francis Is Keeping His Hammer-and-Sickle Crucifix

    07/14/2015 5:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 280 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the Marxist quasi-dictator of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented Pope Francis with a gift — a carved wooden hammer-and-sickle cross on which the figure of Christ is crucified. The Vatican announced that the pope had not been informed in advance about the gift. And some commentators said that photos of the pope and Morales show that the pope was actually offended. That was a false — probably wishful — interpretation. The pope himself later announced that he was keeping the hammer-and-sickle crucifix and taking it home, saying, “I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense.” And “Vatican...
  • Memo To Pope Francis: Free Market Capitalism Is The Miracle Cure For Poverty

    07/14/2015 4:42:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Merline
    As Pope Francis tours the Americas, his economic message about capitalism and redistribution is coming into sharper focus. While there's a strong spiritual dimension to his message, there just isn't much in the way of factual evidence to back it up.
  • Pope Calls Capitalism Dung of the Devil

    07/12/2015 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 125 replies
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Paul Preston
    Pope Francis on Thursday launched a blistering attack on the “new colonialism” of austerity, describing unfettered capitalism as “the dung of the devil” and apologising for the Catholic church’s role in the conquest of indigenous populations in the Americas. He delivered a powerful mea culpa on the part of the church in the highlight of his South American pilgrimage, “humbly” begging forgiveness during an encounter in Bolivia with indigenous groups and other activists and in the presence of Bolivia’s first-ever indigenous president, Evo Morales.
  • Four Reasons the Left Should Love Capitalism But Doesn’t

    07/08/2015 4:00:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Capitalism has a new competitor and its name is "shame." The left is determined to make capitalism morally reprehensible. Cloaked in provocative terms like "income inequality," wealth redistribution has become the popular economic philosophy in America today, but it doesn't hold a candle to capitalism. When your first grade teacher asked the class "what do you want to be when you get big?" I'm doubtful anyone raised their hand to say "ooh, ooh, a welfare recipient!" I'm also certain your classmates never pointed to posters of their teen idols to say "anyone but them!" In other words, socialism isn't natural;...
  • The Capitalist as the Ultimate Philanthropist

    06/26/2015 6:36:03 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 24 June 2015 | ANDY KESSLER
    The Ford Foundation vows to fight inequality but will have a hard time beating Henry’s example. On June 11, the $11 billion Ford Foundation announced that it will pour its resources—about $500 million in giving a year—into fighting inequality. “We are talking about inequality in all its forms—in influence, access, agency, resources, and respect,” Darren Walker, the charity’s president, wrote in a letter. Oh, the irony. I won’t join the public intellectuals having hissy fits over how people choose to give away their money, beyond being annoyed that since the Ford Foundation is tax-exempt, we’re all subsidizing it. Here’s the...
  • Kids Create Salt Black Markets in Cafeterias Due to Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules

    06/24/2015 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2015 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    Children are creating their own black markets to trade and sell salt due to First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules. During a hearing before the House, a school administrator told Congress of the “unintended consequences” of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. “Perhaps the most colorful example in my district is that students have been caught bringing–and even selling–salt, pepper, and sugar in school to add taste to perceived bland and tasteless cafeteria food,” said John S. Payne. “Students are avoiding cafeteria food,” Payne said. “More students bring their lunch, and a few parents even ‘check out’ their child from...
  • A Woman on the $10 Bill? Big Deal

    06/19/2015 9:23:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    With the announcement this week by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that there will be a woman on the $10 bill, I found myself daydreaming about all the new equality that will presumably come with such a historic and meaningful honor. Because, surely, with all the current economic problems we're attempting to solve -- a still unstable job market, widening income inequality, rising poverty -- the United States government wouldn't waste its valuable time on some kind of empty symbolic gesture. Surely, putting a woman on a U.S. banknote will be an important step forward for gender equality and advancing women's...
  • Why are the Left Conspiring to Decimate Local & State Police Departments? Answer: Vlad Lenin 1917

    06/11/2015 4:28:32 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Self | June 11, 2015 | Self
  • A Conservative Case against Capitalism and Industrialism

    06/10/2015 6:20:11 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 25 replies
    A Conservative Case against Capitalism and Industrialism The purpose of this paper will be a critique of capitalism and industrialization which I would call capitalism’s natural offspring. The very nature of this critique will come from a profoundly Catholic and Conservative perspective. Most people who have criticized capitalism and industrialism have often done so from a left-liberal political perspective and outlook. This can be seen from the writings of individuals such as Marx and Engel, as well as from ideas such as Socialism, Communism, and various other modern liberal ideologies. However in presenting this conservative critique of capitalism and industrialism...
  • Bernie Sanders' Foul Socialist Odor

    05/27/2015 4:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Socialist genius Bernie Sanders has figured out what's really ailing America. Our store shelves have too many different brands of deodorant and sneakers. Just look at all those horrible, fully stocked aisles at Target and Walgreens and Wal-Mart and Payless and DSW and Dick's Sporting Goods. It's a national nightmare! If only consumers had fewer choices in the free market, fewer entrepreneurs offering a wide variety of products and fewer workers manufacturing goods people wanted, Sanders believes, we could end childhood hunger. Nobody parodies the far left better than far-leftists themselves. In an interview with financial journalist John Harwood on...
  • How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening

    05/26/2015 5:55:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Mason
    A new play, World Factory, asks the audience to run a clothing factory in China – and even the creators have been surprised at how people have behaved.The choices were stark: sack a third of our workforce or cut their wages by a third. After a short board meeting we cut their wages, assured they would survive and that, with a bit of cajoling, they would return to our sweatshop in Shenzhen after their two-week break. But that was only the start. In Zoe Svendsen’s play World Factory at the Young Vic, the audience becomes the cast. Sixteen teams sit...
  • Capitalism threatens all life on the planet - Interview with Professor Guy McPherson

    05/25/2015 6:23:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Peoples Voice ^ | 5/25/14 | Dylan Murphy
    **SNIP** Professor Garrett makes the controversial point that carbon dioxide emissions, which are a major cause of runaway climate change, can only be stabilized by a complete collapse of the global industrial economy or society builds the equivalent of one nuclear reactor per day. "Stabilization of carbon dioxide emissions at current rates will require approximately 300 gigawatts of new non-carbon-dioxide-emitting power production capacity annually - approximately one new nuclear power plant (or equivalent) per day," Garrett says. "Physically, there are no other options without killing the economy." Every week new scientific reports are published that note how industrial civilization is...
  • The Congressional Board of Exchange

    05/24/2015 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans We are living in a political world of the UniParty; it’s sort of like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a historic commodity and – in these modern times – financial derivative exchange based in Chicago. Naturally, the UniParty isn’t quite as obvious as the Chicago floor traders standing in a trading pit, calling out orders, prices, and quantities of particular commodities while dressed in color-coded jackets indicating their function on the trading floor; nor are those in the Senate usually observed gesticulating with complex hand signals to communicate the...
  • London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 ľ economy and the Tories’ shocking victory

    05/24/2015 12:13:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | May 23, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Nothing quite so blatantly sums up the victory of neoliberalism in 21st-century London, and that city’s relentless commodification of every aspect of its literary and historical legacy, like Platform 9 ľ at King’s Cross. If anything, the vulgarity and banality of Platform 9 ľ are too blatant; it’s a crack in the façade that demonstrates how thoroughly London has become Londonland, a nearly convincing scavenger-hunt simulation of itself, chock-full of royal bones and references to Dan Brown novels. To enter Westminster Abbey – which is still nominally a house of worship for the Anglican Communion, rather than a historical theme...
  • Dr. Capitalism

    05/20/2015 4:43:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | John Stossel
    For years, my scientist brother Tom was the nonpolitical Stossel. I defended free markets on TV, and he studied blood at Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Mom asked me when I'd get a "real job" like his. Then the crusade against capitalism reached his world. Medical "journalists" demanded that corporations distance themselves from medical research. They'll bias the results, "put profits before people" and sell dangerous goods. Tom didn't notice this "conflict of interest crusade" until he joined the scientific advisory board of a biotech company and learned how difficult it is to bring medical innovation to market. Now...
  • Subsidizing and price fixing us into the poorhouse

    05/18/2015 4:58:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/18/2015 | Bob Livingston
    The whole of economics can be reduced to a single lesson, and that lesson can be reduced to a single sentence. The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.” — Henry Hazlitt, “Economics in One Lesson” One of the greatest fallacies of recent generations is the argument that free market capitalism has failed and that said failure is responsible for America’s moribund economy, the ongoing destruction of the middle...
  • Visit to Germany: Gov. Walker says world will be better with trade agreement

    05/14/2015 9:03:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | April 14, 2015
    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells a German audience that young people around the world will be stronger if a new trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can be reached.Walker made his comments Tuesday at the Hannover Messe trade show.A recording of his comments provided to The Associated Press shows the likely Republican presidential candidate voiced his support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. Negotiations between the U.S. and EU began on it in 2013 but many Europeans remain skeptical over concerns about environmental protections, labor security and other issues.Walker referenced...
  • Newest Liberal Buzzword: “Internalized Capitalism” the Root of all Jealousy

    05/11/2015 12:18:00 PM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/15 | Aurelius
    Move over War on Women and "internalized racism," the Left has a new catchprase: "internalized capitalism." That's the new buzzword that's being bandied about by the left over the last few months. Haven't heard of it yet? The website "Black Girl Dangerous" has this quick definition: "Because of internalized American capitalism, I accept that there is only so much love and appreciation to be handed out, and more of it will go to those who perform well. There are so few resources for people of color, period. Not to mention our vibrant intersectional identities and creative work." And, according to...
  • 10 books to celebrate the socialist holiday of May Day

    05/01/2015 11:22:28 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-01 | Benjamin Weingarten
    May 1 marks what is known as May Day, a celebration of international workers chosen by the socialists and Communists of the Second International to recognize the Haymarket affair in Chicago’s Haymarket Square of May 1886. In order to ring in the holiday, we thought it apt to share 10 books on socialism and Communism and their impact on mankind. 1) The Marx-Engels Reader by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels This book contains the core works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, which provide the intellectual basis for socialism and Communism. 2) The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek One...
  • The Climate Change Industry and the Hoax of Global Warming

    04/27/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If it snows, it is global warming. If it’s hot, it is global warming. Everything is global warming and must be redressed immediately or the earth will perish It’s late April 2015 and it is still quite cold and the growing season is behind – an unusual late and frigid spring. The trees are just now sprouting green leaves and a few brave ones have even bloomed. If you ask the environmentalists, it is global warming. If it snows, it is global warming. If it’s hot, it is global warming. Everything is global warming and must be redressed immediately or...
  • The $15 Question: Who The Hell Are You?

    04/23/2015 8:27:06 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 20 replies
    Self | 4/23/15 | Me
    Do Americans, excluding the Marxist in the White House, actually believe private enterprise is obligated to share or "redistribute" their profits with the general public; albeit paid employees, the unemployed or complete strangers? If I have a job and my neighbor doesn’t, or God forbid I make more money, am I obligated to give this person a percentage of my income? Is “Bob” going to give me his money if I lose my job and become homeless? Hell no! People open businesses to make money…period! It’s not rocket science or a Right-Wing conspiracy. It’s called risk, work, reward! If a...
  • If Hillary Clinton Wants to ‘Topple’ the One Percent, She Should Start With Herself

    04/22/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-22 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Hillary Clinton, without a hint of irony, has reportedly called for “toppling” the 1 percent. So the putative favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination intends to target those who — like herself, her husband and the benefactors of her family foundation – are the wealthiest of the wealthy. If Mrs. Clinton is seeking to upend a system that pays off a select group of elite insiders who profit by undertaking cronyistic, anti-free market acts, I applaud her. But if Mrs. Clinton is rather seeking to punish the few who have amassed great wealth by producing goods and services for their...
  • Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

    04/19/2015 2:59:35 PM PDT · by Garvin · 3 replies
    Mises Daily ^ | December 2, 2006• | Ludwig von Mises
    Interventionism, Allegedly a Middle-of-the-Road Policy A second group seems to be less radical. They reject socialism no less than capitalism. They recommend a third system, which, as they say, is as far from capitalism as it is from socialism, which as a third system of society's economic organization, stands midway between the two other systems, and while retaining the advantages of both, avoids the disadvantages inherent in each. This third system is known as the system of interventionism. In the terminology of American politics it is often referred to as the middle-of-the-road policy. What makes this third system popular with...
  • Ugly American? Melissa Harris-Perry Worries US Tourists Would be 'Plague' on Cuba

    04/11/2015 11:56:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you're a Cuban who has somehow managed to catch the cablecast of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today. The topic is President Obama's opening toward Cuba. You're scraping by on the average Cuban monthly salary of $20/month and are thrilled at the prospect of getting a better-paying job if and when American tourists start coming in numbers. Then suddenly you hear Harris-Perry fretting that there could be a "downside" for Cuba in letting in those American tourists. They could be a "plague" for Cuba. Impose their cultural "hegemony." !Ay caramba! View the video here.
  • Barney's Blithering Misunderstanding of Business: 'Your Being There Means Somebody Else' Won't Be

    03/29/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two days ago I ordered online a used copy of Milton & Rose Friedman's classic "Free to Choose," hoping a liberal loved one would be willing to read it. That doesn't look like it's going to happen, so now I'm tempted to send the book to Barney Frank—since it's apparent that, like many liberals, he doesn't understand the most basic notions of how free markets work. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show today, Frank described business creators as being "given privileges." Barney then added this mind-boggler: "there's only a limited amount of space, there's only a limited amount of businesses. Your...
  • What Was Really at Stake in the Israeli Election: Free Enterprise

    03/28/2015 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In terms of skills and education, Israel probably has the highest level of human capital per person in the whole world. Yet it’s per capita output is mediocre – in the middle of the developed country pack. Why is that? Because Israel has been slow to adopt capitalism. How do I know that? Because Bibi Netanyahu told me that in an interview in Dallas, several years before he became prime minister. Once he became Israel’s leader, he was been able to do something about it. In recent years Israel has become a center for entrepreneurship, innovation and capitalist spirit. But...
  • Paul Tudor Jones Warns This "Disastrous Market Mania" Will End "By Revolution, Taxes, Or War"

    03/19/2015 10:12:30 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 19, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    "This gap between the 1% and the rest of America, and between the US and the rest of the world, cannot and will not persist," warns renowned trader Paul Tudor Jones during his recent TED Talks speech, as he addressed the question - can capital be just? Hoping to expand the "narrow definitions of capitalism," that threaten the underpinnings of society, Tudor Jones exclaims, "we're in the middle of a disastrous market mania," adding "one of worst of my life." Perhaps most ominously, he concludes, historically this ends "by revolution, higher taxes or wars. None are on my bucket list."...
  • Corporations are the Enemy (Scotus case that would impose same-sex “marriage”)

    03/13/2015 3:49:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A man I know was a top executive at a major American media company, one of the biggest and most influential in the world. A young man came into his office one day asking to display a rainbow sticker with the words “safe space.” This was a decade ago and this man, a faithful Catholic, felt confident he could demur without reprisal though he could see the veiled threat of being “outed” as less than gay friendly, as a homophobe.But, in these post-Brendan Eich days, it is doubtful my friend would feel as safe to say no because things...
  • Václav Klaus: Our Freedom Is Endangered

    03/12/2015 9:11:17 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 7 replies
    Global Wealth ^ | March 12, 2015 | Kelly Diamond
    The best environment for man is the environment of liberty.” – Václav Klaus Liberty is a fundamental human right and the cornerstone of our existence. But in our current world, liberty is being attacked from all directions, whether through higher state control or individuals themselves. Liberty is in search for its protector. Those that value and actively promote the ideals of freedom and liberty are few in such an enclosing environment. In the following article, Claudio Grass, Managing Director at Global Gold Switzerland, ventures into a discussion with one of the vanguards of liberty, former President of the Czech Republic,...
  • Billionaires Want to End Capitalism As We Know It (Richard Branson's new non-profit)

    06/18/2013 4:33:09 PM PDT · by Thoreauaway · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and a group of other CEOs and former world leaders have formed a group whose goal is to end capitalism as we know it. The nonprofit, known as “The B Team,” was created to help promote a “better version of capitalism, one that prioritizes people and planet over profit.” This ignores the fact that capitalism is, by definition, motivated by profit. The team, led by Branson and German businessman Jochen Zeitz, calls for drastic changes in how the economy works. These include “new rules and models for the future of business – not incremental ‘change as...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Money Is the Devil’s Dung!’

    02/28/2015 11:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | February 28, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In his address to the Italian Confederation of Cooperatives Saturday, Pope Francis employed muscular language in speaking about money — while acknowledging its importance to business. “Money,” he said, “is the devil’s dung.” “It is not easy to talk about money,” Francis said. Quoting Saint Basil the Great, the Pope said: “Money is the dung of the devil! When money becomes an idol, it rules over a person’s choices. And then it ruins a person and condemns him, turning him into a slave.” The Pope called for “creative imagination” to find new methods, attitudes and tools to combat the “culture...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/19/2015 10:19:12 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2015
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • Blustery Winds and the Global Warming Scare

    02/15/2015 11:26:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Environmental global warmists and the United Nations: Promoters of communist utopia, unproductive but supposedly “equal”, “socially just” economy A blustery winter Hawk is blowing wind gusts of 60 mph and the temperatures are 15 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. It is not unusual, it is winter time, and the weather has alternated periods of extreme cold and unusual balmier temperatures. The global warmists, of course, are blaming it on man-made global warming. The climate change industry’s golden goose is laying larger and larger eggs to those who stand to gain from this false narrative. And of course, the biggest gainers are...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/14/2015 9:02:53 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 70 replies
    Investor's Business Daily.com ^ | 10FEB2015 | Staff Writer
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare (Destroying Capitalism)

    02/13/2015 11:29:01 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/10/2015 | IBD
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change...
  • California Let Oil Companies Contaminate Water, Report Says

    02/03/2015 9:28:11 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 2/2/2015 | Justin Worland
    California state regulators allowed oil companies to dispose of wastewater in clean groundwater supplies for years, according to a new report. The San Francisco Chronicle, citing a review of state data, reports that oil companies built more than 170 waste-disposal wells feeding into bodies of groundwater that could otherwise have been used for drinking or irrigation during one of the area’s worst droughts in centuries. The wells are primarily located in the state’s agricultural Central Valley region, which was particularly devastated by the drought.