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  • Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barnes Wants to ‘Stymie Capitalism’

    01/25/2020 6:37:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2020 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes believes we must “stymie capitalism” if we want to save the world from the threats of climate change. That’s what the Democrat told a gathering of fellow doom-and-gloomers last month during a panel discussion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Barnes was joined on stage by a bevy of North American bureaucrats, including Canada’s “Climate Ambassador” and Mexico’s “Climate Change Director.”The “side event,” as it was described on the conference agenda, was on “subnational strategies in North America for meeting Paris Commitments.”  It was oozing with liberal politics. The session’s smug host,...
  • Immigration patterns prove that everyone wants to live in a capitalist country. Even the people who claim to be against capitalism never actually move to a non-capitalist country.

    01/22/2020 7:15:35 AM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    Wordpress ^ | Janauray 22, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Immigration patterns prove that everyone wants to live in a capitalist country. Even the people who claim to be against capitalism never actually move to a non-capitalist country.
  • Rising inequality eroding trust in capitalism - survey

    01/20/2020 7:17:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2020 | By PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland -- Rising income inequality is undermining confidence in capitalism around the world, according to a survey conducted by public relations firm Edelman ahead of the gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Among those surveyed in the report published Monday, 56% thought that capitalism was doing more harm than good despite another year of solid economic growth and near-full employment in many developed countries. “We are living in a trust paradox,” said Richard Edelman, the CEO of Edelman, which has been conducting its survey of trust for 20 years. “Since we began measuring trust,...
  • Dems Say Booming Economy Is ‘Dirty Politics’ [semi-satire]

    01/18/2020 3:20:09 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    The fact that unemployment is at a 50-year low and the wages of employees have increased faster than the salaries of their bosses under the economic policies of the Trump Administration was roundly condemned by leading Democrats. “The working class has been a prime constituency of the Democratic Party for generations,” presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) said. “The initiation of economic policies that have generated raises for private sector employees are an encroachment on this long-standing relationship. There is no emotional bond between Republicans and the working class. They’re just appealing to selfishness in an underhanded bid to sever...
  • Pope Francis Convenes ‘Anti-Capitalism’ Summit

    01/15/2020 8:51:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 15, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Francis Convenes ‘Anti-Capitalism’ Summit Leading pro-abortion economist, population control guru to speak VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is convening an international summit of young economists in Assisi to re-examine the current model of capitalism — what he terms the "economy of exclusion" — and to "find answers to the structural problems of the global economy." Modeled on the example of St. Francis of Assisi, the pontiff wants the conference to work towards creating "a different kind of economy: one that brings life not death, one that is inclusive and not exclusive, humane and not dehumanizing, one that cares for the environment and does...
  • How a Trump win in 2020 could reshape housing markets across America

    01/09/2020 2:09:24 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | January 9, 2020 | By Jacob Passy
    Whoever wins the presidential race come November could determine the fate of housing markets across the country, according to a report from analysts at the financial services firm BTIG. Since the 2016 presidential election, counties that voted for President Trump have seen stronger housing markets than those that voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as measured by the volume of single-family building permits. Between October 2016 and October 2019, “Trump counties” experience a 1.5% uptick in single-family building permits, whereas “Clinton counties” reported an 8.5% decrease, BTIG’s analysis found. Shifts in consumer confidence along party lines could explain...
  • Move Over, Communist Manifesto, The Capitalist Manifesto is Here

    01/06/2020 3:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2020 | Rachel Alexander
    Ralph Benko and Bill Collier have written the free market antidote to The Communist Manifesto, titled The Capitalist Manifesto. They reveal some fascinating insights that you probably have never heard of. I always said that capitalism only works if tempered by Christianity. While I still believe that, and this book does not say anything to contradict that, it will give you a fresh new perspective on how capitalism by itself is a good thing. Benko is an early Kemp-era Supply Sider and former Reagan White House official, who founded the Prosperity Caucus, is the co-founder and chairman of The Capitalist...
  • AMERICANS FAVOR CAPITALISM, TEMPTED BY SOCIALISM, ILL-INFORMED ABOUT BOTH

    01/03/2020 6:05:10 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    George Barna ^ | 3/28/18 | George Barna
    Surveys sometimes reveal frightening or shocking things that Americans believe. A new survey by the American Culture & Faith Institute provides such a stunning insight. Four out of ten American adults (40%) claim that they prefer socialism to capitalism. snip The survey revealed, however, that the term “socialism” may not be widely understood by Americans. That insight was revealed through several testing approaches. For instance, the results found that when the 2,000 survey respondents were asked whether they preferred capitalism or socialism, and their answers were compared to their preferred form of government in specific governance situations, those who claimed...
  • US Health Care: From Gold Rush to Highway Robbery

    01/01/2020 4:07:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2020 | Devon Herrick
    Medicine is probably the only area of our economy where corporations, private equity investors, venture capitalists and Wall Street tycoons don’t deliver value. Corporate medicine is big business, but it’s not Sam Walton trying to bring low-cost, high quality health care to a town near you. Private equity funds are targeting areas of medicine where they can gouge patients, extort insurers and loot employee health plans. Free-market capitalism has repeatedly proven to provide consumers the most goods at the lowest prices. The benefit of capitalism is self-evident. Walmart, Dollar General and Amazon are great examples. Walmart brought low-cost goods to...
  • Free Enterprise - America’s Societal Glue

    12/30/2019 1:11:13 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | December 30th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    While the Pelosi Left mulls endless impeachment orgies of President Trump, I’ve wondered what holds a fractured American society together. As opposed to monarchies and totalitarian regimes, republican government demands a certain threshold of shared interests, traditions, religion, and outlook. Without this commonality, society breaks down into hostile opposing tribes incapable of self-government. As such, only a strong central authority can keep them in check. Divide and conquer. This is where the Pelosi Left would take America. When I started this squib I was ready to describe the role of Christianity as society’s particular and most important adhesive, that which...
  • No More Private Homes... To Save the Planet

    12/27/2019 6:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Dec 27, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funny how the environmental objectives of the "Save the Planet from the Flying Global Warming Monster" squad and that of Marxism line up so neatly. Of course you shouldn't have personal autonomy or private property. It's bad for the 'planet'. And by the planet, we mean the red planet. So it's no surprise that The Nation, where the synergy of the red and the green meet, should roll out a story like this, "If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership." ... And give up...
  • The hidden message in strong jobs data

    12/07/2019 6:48:45 AM PST · by be-baw · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2019 | TIM KANE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    How much better can things get? That’s the kind of question that politicians hate and the public loves. The two dozen Democratic candidates heading into the Iowa caucuses in a few weeks would love to accuse the president of mismanaging the economy. But with a jobs report like the one that came out early Friday morning, Trumponomics are roaring. Consider the unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. Most living Americans have never seen an unemployment rate this low, because most Americans are under the age of 50 and the U.S. economy hasn’t had such low unemployment since 1969. As every college...
  • Hollywood Socialism

    12/04/2019 5:18:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2019 | John Stossel
    Hollywood is now obsessing about increasing ethnic and gender diversity. Good. There's been nasty racial and gender discrimination in the movie business. Unfortunately, Hollywood has no interest in one type of diversity: diversity of thought. In most every movie, capitalism is evil. Greedy miners want to kill nature-loving aliens in "Avatar." Director James Cameron says: "The mining company boss will be the villain again in several sequels. ... Same guy. Same mother----er through all four movies." One reviewer calls a scene in the recent "Star Wars" movie "a beautiful critique of unregulated capitalism." "Unregulated capitalism" is such a stupid cliche....
  • Mark Ruffalo Calls for Economic Revolution Because Capitalism Is ‘Killing Us’

    12/02/2019 8:18:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2019 | Ben Kew
    Actor and left-wing activist Mark Ruffalo, reportedly worth around $30 million, has called for an “economic revolution” in the United States, warning that free-market capitalism is “killing us” and robbing the peace and prosperity of future generations. Ruffalo made his revolutionary call via Twitter, sharing a Time magazine article entitled “How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip.”
  • Giving Thanks for a System That Creates Prosperity - and Leftovers

    11/29/2019 5:11:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Pope Francis has made a number of public statements decrying the waste of food around the globe. Most recently, he voiced his support for the objectives of the World Food Programme. He echoed the words of his predecessor, St. John Paul II, who called food waste "a paradox of abundance." Francis criticized a "culture of waste" that is caused, he says, by "mechanisms of superficiality, negligence and selfishness." Pope Francis is correct, at least in part. The amount of food that goes to waste in the United States alone is staggering and -- dare I say it -- sinful. According...
  • Bank of America will pay a $20 minimum wage a year earlier than planned

    11/04/2019 4:03:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 34 replies
    fox13now. ^ | Nov 4 2019
    The American job market remains tight, and banks are scrambling to find people who want to work at their branches. That’s why Bank of America is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour in 2020 — a year earlier than expected. Bank of America said Monday it would raise its minimum wage for its more than 208,000 US employees by the end of the first quarter of 2020. It previously planned to boost paychecks to $20 an hour by 2021, and made a down payment on that commitment by hiking wages to $17 an hour on May 1, 2019.
  • NCAA board opens door to athlete compensation for name, image, likeness

    10/29/2019 11:20:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 76 replies
    sporting news ^ | 10/29/2019 | Chelsea Howard
    The NCAA's Board of Governors voted unanimously Tuesday to permit college athletes the opportunity to benefit from the use of their names, images and likenesses "in a manner consistent with the collegiate model," the organization announced. “We must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes,” board chair Michael V. Drake, president of Ohio State University, said in a statement. “Additional flexibility in this area can and must continue to support college sports as a part of higher education.
  • Prof Blames Trump for Black Obesity [semi-satire]

    10/24/2019 10:46:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Rutgers University women's and gender studies professor Brittney Cooper says "Trump's policies are responsible for black women being obese." Cooper, who is black and grossly overweight herself, contends that "Trump's every man for himself approach is the problem. The rampant prosperity stemming from his tax cuts and deregulation makes food inexpensive and readily available. For those of us with no self-discipline it's a recipe for disaster." Cooper maintains that "the policies of Sanders or Warren would be much healthier for us. The costs would go up and there would be more scarcity. Sanders has even explicitly praised the idea of...
  • Company aims to make petroleum brine-based lithium in region (from fracking)

    10/20/2019 11:32:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies
    The Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | 20 October 2019 | Mark Maroney
    For every soldier on the battlefield, electric car battery or guts of a smartphone or solar panel, there is lithium to help power them. Now, a Williamsport-based company has been able to extract the mineral right beneath the region’s feet. Through a patented process, Eureka Resources, headquartered at 454 Pine St., has developed a technique at its Bradford County plant to extract the rare earth mineral — in high demand and short supply in the United States — from wastewater flowback used in the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale. “We’re excited our company that purifies water, salt and...
  • Bernie Calls Elizabeth Warren The “C” Word

    10/17/2019 4:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2019 | derek Hunter
    It was the worst thing one Democrat could call another, particularly a woman, and especially a woman of color. Old white man Bernie Sanders went below the belt this week when he dropped the “C” word on Native American Elizabeth Warren. The Vermont socialist called younger squaw a “capitalist.” There was a time, believe it or not, when this would not be controversial. But that day is done. The Democratic Party has moved so far to the left they make the Chinese government seem open to new ideas. You’d never know it if you learned about politics from the legacy...