The political left in America is conveniently a half-century late; in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the Russian threat was real and the ‘Red Scare’ justified; the latest scare is fake, an excuse by the left to explain its electoral failure
Doesn’t unrestrained capitalism lead to kleptocracy, cronyism, and anarchy?
The term “socialized medicine” is never used. Instead we hear demands for “universal,” “mandatory,” “single-payer,” and/or “comprehensive” systems.
The Giving Pledge is immoral because it is based on the idea that those who have legitimately created wealth by trading values with others have not earned it and must “give it back.”
Cannabis companies, like alcohol producers, voluntarily trade with others, including their customers who want to consume their products.
The competitive advantage of the company lies in the minds of its employees.
The actual injustice is that America has sold out the region’s only free society, Israel—along with freedom-seeking people across the Middle East and among the Palestinian community—while empowering jihadist forces.
America — as the greatest product of Western civilization — is the greatest country in the world. But it cannot remain great unless we understand the causes of its greatness.
That is the meaning of independence: trust in your own judgment, in reason; do not sacrifice your mind to your neighbors, the church, the race, the state, or the nation.
The fact is, while the U.S. and the major European countries have emphasized the idea and benefits from free trade, all of these governments impose various types of tariff and other barriers to shelter selected sectors of their respective economies.
What is the fundamental issue is: monetary central planning – with its embarrassingly awful one hundred year track record with paper monies – or getting government’s direct or indirect hand off the handle of the monetary printing press.
What our world needs today is to transcend the collectivisms of the present, whether under more extreme authoritarian regimes or the seemingly milder spiders’ web of controls and commands of the interventionist-welfare state under existing democratic systems of government.
A trade war may also finally prompt China to do the smart thing and dump its trillion-plus holdings of U.S.
Had the government regulators not approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, human flourishing would have diminished.
Lying is motivated by the mistaken belief that one can actually gain a value by telling a lie, to deceive others (or oneself).
Instead of enforcing the Constitution and using its authority against the British Columbia government and protesters initiating physical force against Kinder Morgan property and its employees, Trudeau stayed true to what he said prior to the last election: “Governments might grant permits, but only communities can grant permission.”
People are most often confused by executives who seem to share attributes of both the inflated and the genuine egoist
Protectionism fully implemented across all industries would mean a lower standard of living, because it would result in capital and labor unnecessarily being diverted into the production of goods that could more economically be produced elsewhere.
It is time for advocates of capitalism to come out of the closet.
A patriotic American acts as a capitalist and an individualist: he buys the best, wherever it may be found.