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  • Debunking Socialist Myths: 90 Percent Of Scandinavia’s Wealth Is Privately Owned

    08/18/2018 5:17:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/18/2018 | By Giancarlo Sopo
    By Giancarlo SopoAugust 17, 2018 I woke up early one recent morning, scanned the news, and stumbled upon a tweet praising an “informative and fun podcast episode” that promised to set the record straight on Scandinavian socialism. Having read a decent amount about the Nordic model, I was curious to see what kind of wisdom Matt and Elizabeth “Liz” Bruenig, of the People’s Policy Project and Washington Post, respectively, had in store.After a light-hearted intro, Liz began with “Norway is not socialist?” alluding to a recent Forbes article that contradicted claims that Scandinavia is a socialist paradise. This prompted...
  • Opinion: Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks

    08/17/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 17, 2018 | by Larry Elliott
    This summer’s heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends, the years to come will see rising temperatures, droughts, a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The struggle to combat climate change brings out the best and worst of capitalism. Decarbonisation of the economy requires alternatives for coal and cars that run on diesel, and that plays to capitalism’s strengths. The good news is that in Beijing and New Delhi, policymakers have woken up to the idea that green...
  • Elizabeth Warren to introduce the 'Accountable Capitalism Act'

    08/15/2018 8:04:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation's largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Warren said companies in the late 20th Century started operating in a way that made them slaves to shareholders. "That shift has had a tremendous effect on the economy," she wrote. "In the early 1980s, large American companies sent less than half their earnings to shareholders, spending the rest on their employees and other priorities." "But between 2007 and 2016, large American companies dedicated 93% of their...
  • Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than Capitalism

    08/14/2018 12:50:38 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 8/13/18 | By Frank Newport
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS 47% of Democrats view capitalism positively, down from 56% in 2016 57% of Democrats now view socialism positively, little changed from 2010 Republicans very positive about capitalism; 16% positive on socialism
  • Elon Musk and Crony Capitalism

    08/10/2018 6:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | By Allan C. Brownfeld
    Crony capitalism – the close alliance of big business with government – leads not to free enterprise, but to its opposite, in which government, not the market, chooses winners and losers, through subsidies and other forms of largesse.  Adam Smith, the great philosopher of capitalism, understood that businessmen want to maximize profits, and how it is done is of secondary interest.  Indeed, he once said that when two businessmen get together, the subject of discussion is how to keep the third out of the market.  Adam Smith and more recent philosophers of the free market such as Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises,...
  • Recovering the Judeo-Christian ethic precedes European recovery

    08/07/2018 7:05:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Australia Broadcasting Company ^ | 14 Dec 2011 | Jonathan Sacks
    Let me now begin with a striking passage from Niall Ferguson's recent book, Civilization. In it he tells of how the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was given the task of discovering how the West, having lagged behind China for centuries, eventually overtook it and established itself in a position of world pre-eminence. At first, said the scholar, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had. Then we concluded it was because you had the best political system. Then we realised it was your economic system. "But in the past 20 years, we have realised...
  • President Trump's 4.1 GDP (Saturbray)

    07/28/2018 6:40:11 AM PDT · by bray · 18 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 7/28/18 | bray
    I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 (KJV) Once again we have the Marxist Media explaining to us what is wrong with the best Gross Domestic Product quarterly results in the last four years. To have a bunch of leftist economists explaining why a roaring capitalist economy is a bad thing is like being lectured by atheists about the Bible or Maxine Waters preaching why calling for violence against Trump supporters is ordained from God. The only difference is these economists know less about capitalism than Mad Maxine...
  • Business students more likely to have a brain parasite spread by cats

    07/27/2018 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | Jul 25, 2018 | By New Scientist staff and Press Association
    An analysis of students in the US has found that those who have a certain type of brain parasite are more likely to be majoring in business studies. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite carried by cats. It can infect people through contact with cat faeces, poorly cooked meat, or contaminated water, and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected. The parasite doesn’t make us feel sick, but it forms cysts in the brain where it can remain for the rest of a person’s life. Some studies have linked infection with the parasite to slower reaction...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: Democratic party is 'not a socialist party' (also claims she is a 'capitalist')

    07/26/2018 9:20:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/26/2018 | Rick Moran
    Democrats have a socialist problem that they are having trouble sweeping under the rug.  The party line appears to be that their new star, self-proclaimed democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is not the face of the party; rather, she's not a radical and doesn't speak for most Democrats. Rep. Maxine Waters went so far as to deny that Democrats are socialists at all. CNBC: The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee sent a message to the party's progressive wing on Wednesday, distancing herself from the vocal lawmakers to her left as the party continues to debate its message ahead...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Of course I’m a capitalist. Come on! (video)

    07/25/2018 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 25, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    John Harwood conducted an interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) this week which may not have produced much of substance, but definitely provided some interesting moments of comic relief. Warren is still seen as a likely entrant in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary and has buttered her bread with the fights she’s started with Wall Street and the investment banking industry. Harwood asked her about that, specifically wondering if she didn’t harbor some “malice” for capitalists. Warren’s response is a bit much to swallow but it’s worth a quick look at the video. (Free Beacon) “It sounds as if you...
  • Is Capitalism Slavery ? Or is it Socialism ?

    07/22/2018 1:48:59 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 35 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | July 22, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I love socialists. Why? Because they ask the fundamental questions. I hate socialists, too. Why? Because they give the wrong answers. Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently asked, “Are we going to be a slave state or are we going to be a free state?” She meant to imply that socialism is freedom — and capitalism is slavery. Most people operate in the center. They eschew ideological arguments in favor of splitting the difference. That’s why we have partial captialism and partial socialism in America. The controls, the regulations, the subsidies, the high taxes, Medicare, Social Security, federal education? Those...
  • MSNBC WORRIED AMERICANS MIGHT THINK CAPITALISM ‘IS WORKING FOR THEM’

    07/20/2018 8:42:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/2018 | Benny Johnson
    During a fawning Thursday segment with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle worried aloud that Americans may “feel like capitalism is working for them” after months of booming economic numbers. The liberal co-hosts pressed Warren on how Democrats will counteract historically good economic numbers. “At this very moment the economy is a winning argument for this administration, for more than just President Trump’s base,” Ruhle complained, “Are Democrats making a mistake by putting forth candidates that label themselves Democratic Socialists or who hold anti-capitalist beliefs when at this moment — Americans feel like capitalism is...
  • Obama boasts: “I’m surprised how much money I got”

    07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7/19/2018 | Barry Grey
    The corporate media has overwhelmingly praised Barack Obama’s speech in Johannesburg on Tuesday at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, calling it an “impassioned” defense of democracy, tolerance, equality and the liberal capitalist world order established after World War II. The reports have singled out Obama’s muted and indirect criticisms of Donald Trump’s “strongman politics” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who are “caught in a lie and just double down and lie some more.” No notice is being taken in the press reports of two points in the rambling, 90-minute...
  • Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'Capitalism Won't Always Exist' (A very revealing interview)

    07/19/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/19/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    ​Democrat giant-slayer and soon-to-be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came close to saying she supports abolishing the free enterprise system and the precious economic freedoms on which it is based that have made America wealthy beyond its founders’ wildest dreams. The so-called democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez whom DNC Chairman Tom Perez hails as “the future of our party,” breezily dismissed the current strength of the U.S. economy, claiming unemployment is low only because Americans are working two jobs.  Capitalism is a fleeting phenomenon, she told PBS in an astounding display of historical ignorance that would no doubt endear her to anti-American conspiracy...
  • Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism 'Will Not Always Exist in the World'

    07/18/2018 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir for criticizing Israel’s "occupation” of Palestine in a recent interview. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday. The 28-year-old political newcomer was roundly criticized for making the statement then admitting that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue." It wasn't the only controversial thing Ocasio-Cortez said during the "Firing Line" interview...
  • Here’s what ‘Democratic Socialists’ don’t want you to know about capitalism

    07/04/2018 6:51:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/3/2018 | Glenn Beck The Wonderful World of Stu
    Last week, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a self-described socialist — defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic House primary in New York City. Her win, a dramatic upset in the primary elections, was an early indicator of America’s recent turn toward socialism. Recent polls show that 36 percent of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 favor socialism over capitalism. Socialism’s stigma seems to be fading as fewer Americans remember the spectacular failure of the Soviet Union — the largest socialism experiment in history — and most are seemingly unaware of the current economic disaster in socialist Venezuela....
  • Crony Developments

    06/06/2018 4:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | John Stossel
    "Are you on the take?" When I tried to get Edgewater, New Jersey, politicians to answer that question, the mayor wouldn't discuss it, ultimately telling me, "You may sit down." The town of Edgewater is right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Anyone fortunate enough to live there gets a spectacular view of New York City's skyline. But the Edgewater city government wants to seize a choice piece of waterfront land for itself. The spot in question is owned by a developer, the Maxal Group. Maxal bought the property for about $26 million and then spent millions more to clean...
  • Millennial Myopia

    06/05/2018 12:45:33 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When millennials are polled, we see how badly history is taught. We write frequently about the carnage and chaos wrought by communism and socialism because somebody has to. "The University of Chicago’s GenForward Survey of Americans ages 18 to 34 finds that 62 percent think 'we need a strong government to handle today’s complex economic problems,' with just 35 percent saying 'the free market can handle these problems without government being involved,'" Steve Chapman writes in Reason magazine. "Overall, 49 percent in this group hold a favorable opinion of capitalism—and 45 percent have a positive view of socialism." "Socialism gets...
  • Capitalism vs. Socialism

    05/30/2018 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college. For the most part, neither they nor many of their teachers and professors know what free market capitalism is. Free market capitalism, wherein there is peaceful voluntary exchange, is morally superior to any other economic system. Why? Let's start with my initial premise. All of us own ourselves. I am my private property, and you are yours. Murder, rape, theft and...
  • Labour’s Would-be Chancellor: We Will ‘Overthrow Capitalism’ And ‘Radically Transform Society’

    05/21/2018 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/21/18 | Liam Deacon
    Labour’s Shadow Chancellor and right-hand man to party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said it is his “job” to “overthrow capitalism” and “radically” transform society, whilst praising the former leader of socialist Venezuela. John McDonnell repeatedly and emphatically backed bringing down the UK’s system of free enterprise and trade in an interview with the BBC, as well as calling for private firms to hand over their profits to the state. The man who Labour would put in charge of the Treasury, tasked with running Britain’s economy, said he aimed to transform society “in a way that radically changes the system”....