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  • MSNBC Host Claims Orwell’s Anti-Communist Novel ‘Animal Farm’ Is A Tale Of Capitalist Greed

    04/29/2014 7:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Krystal Ball suggested Tuesday that George Orwell’s famously anti-communist novel “Animal Farm” is an allegory for capitalism run amok, immediately setting the hair of literature professors across the country on fire. Ball spoke on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” about the recent release of French economist Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which argues capitalism is intrinsically unfair and advocates a global wealth tax to level the playing field. Ball noted that Piketty’s claims have been met with some criticism, which she felt was undeserved. “Piketty has predictably gotten the full Cold War treatment,” she claimed. “The National Review...
  • What is a Capitalist?

    12/25/2013 11:45:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2013 | Jonathan Moseley
    Are you for or against capitalism? Doesn't that depend on how you define it? If any reader of this publication believed capitalism were an evil, greedy, law-breaking corruption of society, similar to abuses in Pope Francis's native Argentina, he would be against it. Conservative do not tolerate crony capitalism (that is, government intervention in business). Most voters -- who cancel out your vote -- have very different ideas than you do. Buried assumptions and widely-varying definitions are being exposed by a recent debate over Christianity, socialism, and capitalism. Controversy sparked by Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation and Rush Limbaugh's criticism has...
  • JFK Today

    11/22/2013 8:54:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Comically Incorrect ^ | 11-22-13 | A.F. Branco
    Good cartoon(see link). The JFK of 1960-1963 wouldn't even be able to win the democratic party nomination for dog catcher with the communists who run it today.
  • Abraham Lincoln Was The Anti-Obama, A Profit Loving Capitalist Tool

    06/22/2013 6:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/22/2013 | Kyle Smith
    Weighing the economics of Abraham Lincoln isn’t easy to do in today’s terms. Lincoln was pro-subsidy and pro-tariff, both of which stances tend to be assigned to the interventionist left in today’s discussions. But Lincoln’s infrastructurally and financially primitive economy was not ours, and it’s worth thinking about how he might govern today given that in his words there is an unshakeable faith in free enterprise. Lincoln was pro-business, laudatory of wealth creation (and the inequality that goes with it), against class warfare and in favor of exploiting natural resources. “Property,” he said in 1864, “is the fruit of labor...
  • Destroying America with a Smile

    07/16/2012 8:15:21 PM PDT · by jacheff · 6 replies
    jacheff | 7-16-2012 | jacheff
    When Warren or Obama proudly announce that business did not create a building, that someone else created the building, they are highlighting their socialist belief and proud of it. They are misguided and it would be cute if such ignorance was not in power doing horrific damage to our country. It is appalling. For a business to have contracted a builder to build the building the business and the contractor had to agree upon a trade off of mutually rewarding benefits for each party. The business gets a building and the builders get money to use where they see fit....
  • Victoria Jackson's journey from SNL to conservative balladeer

    04/21/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT · by DBeers · 9 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    A quarter-century after her debut as a regular on TV's "Saturday Night Live," Victoria Jackson is back entertaining audiences in South Florida. The crowds are minuscule compared with the millions who saw her, often portraying a ditsy blonde, during six seasons on SNL. But this is entertainment with a purpose. With a small American flag stuck in her pulled-back hair at one event, playing a ukulele and singing at the next, Jackson is out to spread her conservative worldview and alert the uninformed to the threats she sees facing America. "There's an urgency in the air," she said during a...
  • A capitalist's response to Occupy Wall Street's demands

    10/29/2011 5:36:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Gather ^ | 10/15/11 | by John N.
    A capitalist's response to Occupy Wall Street's demandsby John N. October 15, 2011 12:40 AM EDT INVESTIGATE, ARREST AND TRY THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS A very good idea. And how about those who are tied to their hip in Washington too? Or is this an inconvenient fact statist simply do not care to notice? **SNIP** GUARANTEED LIVING WAGE INCOME REGARDLESS OF EMPLOYMENT So why work? Turn laziness into an entitlement, great idea. FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION News flash: Nothing is free. What is being demanded here is that one group work and live for the benefit of another. So much for...
  • Capitalist Offering Jobs at Occupy Portland Finds Few Takers

    10/21/2011 2:19:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart tv ^ | October 18, 2011 | Laughing at Liberals
    An evil capitalist goes to Occupy Portland looking to help people find work. Most people just pass by. One prospective worker is apparently a felon. Another gentleman declines after asking if the work is from a union... others merely mock the capitalist, or are more concerned with publicizing their marches. Out of the hundreds of people there, most of which complain about being out of work, only about 15 signed up for work.
  • China's Baidu, Microsoft to cooperate in search (Censorship Service for China's "Google")

    07/05/2011 2:25:48 PM PDT · by tellw · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. will use Microsoft's Bing for some English-language results as the software giant tries to expand its small share of China's search market.... ...For this deal, it appears that Microsoft will censor English-language Bing search results in China. Microsoft said in a statement that Bing will use "certain filtering technologies and processes to ensure that we are in compliance with local laws."
  • THE SOCIALISTS WANT TO BECOME THE CAPITALISTS

    03/21/2011 7:00:14 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    The problem with Socialist followers is they don’t think things through or, if they have thought it through, they surely aren’t telling others what the plan will actually look like when it’s implemented. Let’s help the Socialists by doing the work for them. The Socialist leaders clearly state, according to Democratic Left, Spring 2007, page 9: “Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production.” Young people and easily manipulated adults are being told that the workers will take control of existing businesses by ejecting the owners and the workers will run the businesses –...
  • Bill Gates, irrational statist (Billionaire thinks we should rely on wonks, not property rights)

    12/03/2010 10:57:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 12/03/2010 | Peter Foster
    Milton Friedman once noted that most businessmen are anti-capitalists. However, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are moving into a category all their own, putting their vast fortunes behind support for everything from philanthro­statism to just plain statism. Mr. Buffett recently offered fulsome praise to “Uncle Sam” for allegedly rescuing the U.S. (and himself) — with taxpayers’ money — from the consequences of policies put in place by … Uncle Sam. The Sage of Omaha is a big believer in soaking the rich. He has joined Mr. Gates in a high-profile attempt to strong-arm other billionaires into committing to give away...
  • Bible Thumpin Gun Totin Capitalist Pig Owns This Joint!

    04/29/2010 7:19:18 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 5 replies · 585+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 04/29/10 | Scott Factor
    'Bible Thumpin' Gun Totin' Capitalist Pig', owner of Angie's Subs in JAX, FL has my vote for Man of the Year. Check out the video...
  • Capitalist seeds of its own collapse (BARF; but Learn what the Chicoms still think of us.)

    01/30/2010 7:51:21 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 21 replies · 471+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | January 30, 2010 | Wang Yon
    IN identifying the root cause of the global financial crisis, one ought to heed the hymn of caution of renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006), who contended that financial collapse was built into the capitalist way of business and life. Galbraith taught at Harvard and Princeton universities and wrote more than 40 books. "A Short History of Financial Euphoria" published by Penguin in 1994 remains today a quick and clear guide to how capitalism functions, or rather dysfunctions. "Recurrent descent into insanity is not a wholly attractive feature of capitalism," Galbraith wrote. "The circumstances that induce the recurrent lapses into...
  • Capitalist Henry Ford’s Mirror of America - Clip 1 video

    12/22/2009 6:34:28 PM PST · by restornu · 2 replies · 341+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2009
    Men like Ford was the catalyst that generated opportunities and because of needs provide jobs for many, many citizens across the nation and than spawn other kinds of creations that we enjoy today. Capitalist Henry Ford’s Mirror of America museum what a legacy Ford left us! - Clip 1 video Introduction
  • Twilight Capitalism: American Turns Socialist; Russia, China . . . ?

    12/19/2009 8:01:27 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 12/19/2009 | Michael Nichols
    Growing up in the United States, I was incessantly bombarded by propaganda about the Reds, namely, Russia and China. They were the enemies of freedom, prosperity, progress, and capitalism. We, on the other hand, were the champions of liberty and free markets. Of course, there was more than a little bit of truth behind the propaganda. With mass-murdering leaders such as Stalin and Mao, Russia and China caused the deaths of tens of millions of innocent victims with 5-year plans and Great Leaps Forward, and those numbers are probably way too generous. There is no way to tell how many...
  • The Declaration of Cumaná: Capitalism 'threatens life on the planet'

    04/24/2009 8:05:06 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies · 1,080+ views
    Rabble.CA ^ | 4/24/09
    We, the Heads of State and Government of Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela, member countries of ALBA, consider that the Draft Declaration of the 5th Summit of the Americas is insufficient and unacceptable for the following reasons: - The Declaration does not provide answers to the Global Economic Crisis, even though this crisis constitutes the greatest challenge faced by humanity in the last decades and is the most serious threat of the current times to the welfare of our peoples. - The Declaration unfairly excludes Cuba, without mentioning the consensus in the region condemning the blockade and isolation...
  • Divorce Agreement

    03/19/2009 1:21:39 PM PDT · by GT Vander · 11 replies · 710+ views
    Vanity | March 19,2009 | Me
    Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way....
  • Ultimately, it's left or right (deconstructing the marketing slogan of a talk radio station)

    12/08/2006 3:26:44 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 765+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday, December 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    'Not left or right; right or wrong!" That's the current marketing slogan of a local talk radio station (not mine). It's a clever turn of a phrase and an interesting approach to establishing product differentiation from competing talk stations that promote the conventional split between liberals and conservatives. This imaging strategy is designed to convey the impression that the programmers, personalities and producers on that station somehow rise above the limitations of ideology and the pettiness of partisan politics. The station and radio show (Caplis & Silverman) that Mike is talking about - http://www.khow.com/pages/shows-caplis_silverman.htmlIn theory, this might attract listeners that...
  • On the American Capitalist- Redefining the heartless exploiter

    10/05/2006 9:10:16 AM PDT · by tang0r · 1 replies · 204+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 10/5/2006 | Justin Hartfield
    Indeed, the new American Capitalist is a unifier of classes. They work to improve the quality of life for the average American, while helping themselves in the process. It is quite the opposite of the selfish pursuit of wealth that the Socialists ridicule. Rather, it is empowering yourself first, then helping those around you empower themselves. The new age Capitalist finds mutual ground in which the parties on either ends of the deal both benefit, equally. Instead of hoarding their money, they literally give it away. Bill Gates recently donated $5 billion dollars to stop the spread of Malaria. Warren...
  • Dollar rules the world

    07/27/2006 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 23 replies · 936+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 11 July 2006 | Mohammed A. R. Galadari
    DESPITE some apprehensions about the erosion of mighty dollar and high oil prices, United States continues to be the world's richest country. The reigning superpower tops a new list of the wealthiest nations issued by the World Bank on the basis of the GDP and spending by consumers. And why not? This is the prize you get rewarded for running the world's most successful economic system based on capitalism. Whether it's a liberal republic or parliamentary democracy, they succeed and prosper because they share a capitalist vision. America has had a solid and stable system of governance that has not...
  • Cool Capitalist: The 100th Anniversary of the Air Conditioner

    07/21/2006 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 46 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2006 | Edward Hudgins
    Ehudgins@atlassociety.org It's a typical 3-H Washington, D.C. summer: hazy, hot and humid. And with small variations, the rest of the country sweats through this same season. But I sit typing in cool comfort, looking out a window into the park at the statue of an admiral who might want to yield his pedestal for a likeness of Willis Haviland Carrier. Who was Carrier and why does he deserve our esteem? He's the American who invented and commercialized the modern air conditioner. Carrier was born in 1876 and grew on the cold shores of Lake Erie in Upstate New York. He...
  • Capitalist pain hits a village commune

    06/09/2006 6:24:55 AM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 81 replies · 1,389+ views
    Oaks is experiencing a midlife crisis. The Virginia commune supported its throwback hippie lifestyle for more than 38 years by selling hammocks and tofu. But in 2004, Twin Oaks lost one of its biggest hammock customers, Pier 1 Imports (Research). Last year revenues slipped to $1.1 million from a 2000 peak of more than $2 million. And expenses such as gas and health care for the commune's aging population are climbing fast. "I hoped we would be financially secure by now," says founder Kat Kinkade, 75. "We're not." Kinkade and seven other dreamers launched Twin Oaks on 69 acres of...
  • France fighting Mittal because he's Indian?

    02/03/2006 12:22:56 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 3 replies · 283+ views
    Express India & Reuters ^ | February 03, 2006 | Reuters
    Paris, February 3: France's opposition to Mittal Steel's bid for Arcelor is not due to the fact that its owner is Indian-born, Finance Minister Thierry Breton said on Thursday, brushing off alleged French arrogance towards an outsider. France's conservative government and the Socialist opposition have stepped up rhetoric against steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's $24 billion bid for Arcelor, sparking criticism by an Indian minister and some commentators. "This has nothing to do with India or anyone else," Breton told Europe 1 radio. "This is a European company. The nationality of the shareholders has nothing at all to do with this....
  • Why We Need Goofy Contests

    11/12/2005 8:16:22 AM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 11.14.05 | Richard Karlgaard
    Beside the war in Iraq and the scrap over the President's Supreme Court nominee, last month's announcement of the Rocket Racing League--the what?--came off as comic relief. What's this, a new Jetsons movie? Or could George Plimpton be risen from the dead and writing spoofs? The Rocket Racing League, though, is no put-on. It's real, the brainchild of Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., the private-space-travel entrepreneur, and Granger B. Whitelaw, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and two-time Indy 500 team winner. Diamandis was the force behind last year's Ansari X Prize, won by Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne for kissing the boundary of space...
  • Ben & Jerry's : Just Another Capitalist Like the Rest of Them

    10/20/2005 10:06:42 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 33 replies · 1,646+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 10/20/2005 | Stephen Moore
    When will trial lawyers dip their scoops into Ben & Jerry's? STEPHEN MOORE I've always prided myself on conscientiously avoiding funding anti-free-market liberal causes in America, so you won't ever catch me pouring Newman's Own oil-and-vinegar dressing on my salad. But I confess to an addiction to Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey and the greatest flavor ever invented in ice-creamdom, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. So this weekend, while in Vermont to speak at the Freedom Fest sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, a conservative state think tank, I paid a visit to the world-famous Ben & Jerry's ice-cream factory. To...
  • OpenOffice celebrates turning 2.0

    10/20/2005 7:06:32 AM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies · 735+ views
    CNET ^ | October 20, 2005 | Stephen Shankland
    Programmers released version 2 of OpenOffice.org on Thursday, a major overhaul to an open-source software suite that has recently become a more serious rival to Microsoft Office. OpenOffice.org includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation creator and--with version 2.0--a database. Project organizers had hoped to release the upgrade last week, on the fifth anniversary of the creation of the open-source project, but a last-minute bug derailed the plan. Advocates have ambitious hopes for the software. "OpenOffice.org is on a path toward being the most popular office suite the world has ever seen," Sun Microsystems President Jonathan Schwartz said in a statement....
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • CAFTA threatens sovereignty

    07/19/2005 8:56:49 PM PDT · by w6ai5q37b · 6 replies · 554+ views
    Ag Weekly ^ | Cathy Roemer
    TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- "CAFTA is NAFTA on steroids," said Kent Snyder, executive director of The Liberty Committee, a group whose motto is "Political Action From Principle." Affiliated with congressional representative Ron Paul, R-Texas -- who also opposes the Central American Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic -- the committee holds that CAFTA-DR, like the decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement isn't really about true free trade; it's about global managed trade. "Think about it," Snyder said. "Why does it take over 1,000 pages to define free trade?" In administrative works for several years CAFTA would create a NAFTA-like free trade zone...
  • Ward Churchill: A Case Study in American Capitalism - (phony "revolutionary" working the system!)

    05/16/2005 5:08:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 472+ views
    CLAREMONT.ORG ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | JESSICA CORRY
    Here's an idea for a new class sure to take America's campuses by storm. The title: "Ward Churchill: A Capitalist's Blueprint for Succeeding in America." By now, everyone from Berkeley to Boston has heard the story of Boulder's infamous America-hating professor. And while the media storm surrounding him has faded-at least for now-his ongoing story presents a valuable case study in basic economics for socialists and free-marketers alike. Today, Churchill's books are required reading at more than 100 universities. Since his January rise-to-fame, when the nation first learned of his essay where he compared innocent 9-11 victims to Nazis, his...
  • German Government's Nazi Techniques Isolate Jews and Capitalists

    05/04/2005 1:46:39 AM PDT · by Licinia Stuart · 3 replies · 275+ views
    http://herovonesens.blogspot.com ^ | May 4th 2005 | H. von Esens
    The German government, and the "debate" it has chosen to start, may not quite have descended to explicit Jew-baiting or pogroms yet, but it is quite happy to condone continued capitalist-baiting. The blog thus recommends that all Jews and capitalists keep a careful eye on the flight and train schedules to Holland and Switzerland, in case we need to go somewhere we're welcome, and don't have to put up with this kind of soul-sapping demagoguery disguised as "debate."
  • Co. to Advertise on Neb. Man's Forehead

    01/25/2005 7:42:17 AM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 32 replies · 637+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tue, Jan 25, 2005 | Yahoo
    OMAHA, Neb. - A Web-page designer who auctioned off the use of his forehead for advertising space is letting it go to his head. Andrew Fischer, 20, of Omaha, who put his forehead for sale on eBay as advertising space, received $37,375 on Friday to advertise the snoring remedy, SnoreStop. Fischer will display the SnoreStop logo on his forehead for one month. "I look forward to an enjoyable association with Andrew — a man who clearly has a head for business in every sense of the word," SnoreStop CEO Christian de Rivel said. "People will always comment on something out...
  • Requiem for a Decent Chinese Communist

    01/22/2005 7:27:42 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Zhao Ziyang, former Secretary-General of mainland China’s Communist Party, died at a Beijing hospital last Monday. Good riddance to another communist? In this case, no. Not all tigers are incapable of changing their stripes. During his tenure in China’s one and only political party, Zhao took steps that truly can be called “reforms.” Zhao's greatest moment occurred during the pro-democracy rebellion of 1989, which was centered in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of China’s vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...
  • Class Struggle & Propaganda (ebay store)

    12/21/2004 2:05:09 PM PST · by CharlieOK1 · 6 replies · 334+ views
    Some marxist's ebay store ^ | Member since: Mar-13-01 | beethovenzappa (ebay seller)
    Sorry for this, but I just found it funny. I was just poking around on Ebay and found this guys store. He sells shirts with all the usual lefty heroes portrayed on there. Thing is, he's got quite the business going. Wonder if he realizes he is a *gasp* capitalist!
  • IS CHINA GROWING FREER THAN THE WEST? - <b><i>RESPONSE<i></b>

    12/13/2004 7:32:32 AM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 13 replies · 564+ views
    http://www.freemarketnews.com/ ^ | December 10, 2004 | Joel Beckwith
    IS CHINA GROWING FREER THAN THE WEST? - RESPONSE December 10, 2004 Silver Editorial Challenge member submission by Joel Beckwith China has been the point of economic interest for the last several months in both big media and smaller free market media stemming from the discussion of outsourcing in and around the presidential debates. This peaking interest has led to numerous amounts of discussions, contentions and predictions for China's future and to what role America will play in this future. It's certain that a measured amount of economic freedom in China has led to some great prosperity for the country...
  • The Muslim Problem

    10/04/2004 9:49:22 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 12 replies · 717+ views
    In 1967 and 1968, Japan, Europe and America were aflame with violence. From the London School of Economics, to the Sorbonne, from Japan to Rome and in dozens of cities across the United States, tens of thousands of students staged protests and sit-ins throughout the countries of the First World. While dozens of books with varying theories concerning the causes of this conflagration have been written, most agree implicitly or explicitly on one thing: post-war fecundity, the unusually high world-wide population of young people following World War II, was the fuel for the fire. The irony is rather interesting.
  • Trouble for Chinese Communists

    08/19/2004 11:44:33 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 583+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | August 19, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Despite the Chinese government’s horrific oppression of its people, dissent persists. Today, six women held a protest on an apartment building rooftop in Beijing. They waved a banner reading, “We accuse the police, the prosecutors and the courts in Liaoning province of corruption and trickery.” The women threatened to commit suicide if their demands were not met, but were later taken away by police. The protest took place not far from communist government headquarters. A similar incident occurred several weeks ago. According to the BBC, A growing number of Chinese have been bringing petitions to Beijing to try to gain...
  • THE CASE FOR FREE TRADE (Milton Friedman)

    06/15/2004 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 88 replies · 7,192+ views
    Hoover Digest ^ | Fall 1997 | Milton and Rose Friedman
    It is often said that bad economic policy reflects disagreement among the experts; that if all economists gave the same advice, economic policy would be good. Economists often do disagree, but that has not been true with respect to international trade. Ever since Adam Smith there has been virtual unanimity among economists, whatever their ideological position on other issues, that international free trade is in the best interests of trading countries and of the world. Yet tariffs have been the rule. The only major exceptions are nearly a century of free trade in Great Britain after the repeal of the...
  • Manifesto for a Capitalist Revolution

    03/16/2004 2:04:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 5 replies · 190+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 3/16/04 | Stephen Schwartz
    I recently had the honor of being the target of criticism by one of the world's most chic, contemporary philosophers. His name is Slavoj Zizek and he is a senior researcher at the Institute for Social Studies in Ljubljana, the small, elegant, and otherwise rather boring capital of Slovenia. (This judgment on my part is based on several visits in recent years.) He wrote jeeringly, in an article titled "Iraq's False Promises," in the January/February 2004 issue of Foreign Policy, that the U.S. under George W. Bush "has moved from 'containing' the enemy [i.e. Communism] to promoting a 'capitalist revolution,'...
  • NASA's Mars Rover Is Landing Again - in Toy Stores

    01/18/2004 10:14:57 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 157+ views
    TBO ^ | 1/18/04 | Andrew Bridges
    Calif. (AP) - The California Institute of Technology is making a little green off the red planet. Caltech, which runs the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA, patented the twin rovers it sent to investigate the surface of Mars and is licensing their images for commercial use. Models of the six-wheeled Spirit rover are already on store shelves. Caltech has inked three deals so far and expects perhaps three more. Officials of the private university didn't say how much money they hope to make, but pledged to donate half to educational outreach programs and the rest for Caltech research. "We did...
  • Joseph Farah: "Meet a Real Capitalist Pig" {George Soros}

    11/12/2003 6:57:41 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 177+ views
    WND.com ^ | 11-12-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Meet a real capitalist pig Posted: November 12, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com I've always hated the term "capitalist pig." In fact, I always thought it was kind of funny – ludicrous funny, not ha-ha funny. Even when I was rather politically pink myself, I never took the term very seriously. Were there really capitalist pigs? Well, I've finally found one – a real, live, disgusting capitalist pig. His name is George Soros – and he seems to be a self-hating Jew on top of his power-hungry, nihilistic, arrogant, self-important tendencies. Why do I find Soros to be...
  • Veteran Venture Capitalist Sees Plenty of Start-Up Opportunities

    05/17/2003 5:57:47 PM PDT · by nwrep · 3 replies · 242+ views
    EE Times ^ | May 16, 2003 | Rick Merritt
    Donald Valentine is a Republican. Check out the Soft Money Contributions of his Venture Capital Company below: Soft money donors found for Sequoia Capital:  Cycle Organization Total to Dems to Repubs 2002 election cycle  Sequoia Capital $195,271  -  $195,271  2000 election cycle  Sequoia Capital $420,000  -  $420,000  1998 election cycle - - - - Now read the article: Veteran venture capitalist foresees plenty of start-up opportunitiesBy Rick Merritt, EE Times May 16, 2003 (5:32 p.m. EST) URL: http://www.theworkcircuit.com/story/OEG20030516S0048SAN JOSE, Calif. — It's a great time to start a new high tech company despite the current economic malaise, said a veteran...
  • MAY DAY

    05/01/2003 12:17:31 AM PDT · by ppaul · 27 replies · 292+ views
    The Vanguard ^ | 5/1/03 | Rod D. Martin
    You would have never heard of Karl Marx had it not been for V.I. Lenin. Marx was neither terribly successful nor terribly important in his own right, and had it not been for a revolution carried out three decades after his death, he would be a footnote at best. But on this May Day, the high holy day of Communism and Socialism, it is important that we remember. As a student, both in England and America, I often heard the refrain -- even from conservatives -- that "communism wouldn't have been so bad if it had been carried out...
  • Best Post-War Stocks??

    03/21/2003 11:42:09 AM PST · by steplock · 1 replies · 431+ views
    Ok I know this may sound a bit gruesome for a few of your fellow freepers, but I guess that I am a capitalist at heart. At least I am try9ing to rebuild by 401k so I don't have to rely on SS. What would be the best stocks to buy now for the best return after we kick saddam's butt out? A couple liberal friends told me Haliburton and the Carlile group - I don't have the money to buy into the Carlisle group, so I'll be looking for the 'man-in-the-street" priced stock! Only have $10,000 left in my...
  • Revisiting the Naysayer's Comments on Afghanistan, War

    06/17/2002 7:40:04 PM PDT · by B.R. Burton · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Marxist.org ^ | B.R. Burton
    Oh how lovely it is to see a moron be proved wrong. Here are some statements made by Marxist.org, commenting on the war in Afghanistan, when it had begun: "However they may try to disguise it, this war is not about “justice” or “fighting terrorism”. The aim is to terrorise the peoples of the former colonial countries, to bully them into submitting to the will of the rich and powerful - Reality: Afghanistan has been freed from the tyranny of the Taliban, and now has a new representative government. While not perfect, certainly on the right track. - They have...