Capitalism kills poverty

    “It’s the greatest achievement in human history, and one you probably never heard about,” trumpets Mark J. Perry at the American Enterprise Institute.  He knows exactly why you never heard about it: the achievement he refers to is a hundred-megaton left-wing narrative-killer.   To put it simply, the spread of capitalism around the world over the past 25 years has caused the fastest, deepest reduction | Read More »

    What’s wrong with laissez-faire anyway?

    If I believe the blogs and opinions of pundits from the left and the right, the fate of humanity hinges on the accuracy of Piketty’s data and conclusions. For the record, I believe Piketty’s historical data; I believe his statistics, and I can even go along with his calculations and factors.

    Also for the record: so what?

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    Understanding Adam Smith’s Prudence

    Today, we often hear a lot about the virtues of compassion, fairness, and generosity. Unfortunately, these words are often used in a political context, as a persuasion tool to frame poor policies in a more palatable way. President Barack Obama has especially stressed “fairness” as a major theme in his policy-making. An entire column could be written about his redefining of the word, but it | Read More »

    Tis’ the Season to Dispel Economic Fallacies

    America has been severely plagued by a deficiency in economic knowledge over the past century.  This ignorance on economic policy allowed populist politicians to implement bogus programs that have had a deleterious effect on society.  Today, Obama et al. continually push for more public works projects and denigrate anyone who is opposed.  For this reason it is important to reexamine the logic behind make-work programs. | Read More »

    Meet Dick Muri (R CAND, WA-09).

    Dick is is the front-runner for the Republican nomination opposing Adam Smith, who has been in the 9th district seat for about a decade – and whose ‘moderate’ credentials are rapidly abrading against his votes for both cap-and-trade and Obamacare. We talked with Dick about how he’s planning to win this seat: Dick’s site is here. Moe Lane

    Meet Dick Muri (R CAND, WA-09).

    Dick is is the front-runner for the Republican nomination opposing Adam Smith, who has been in the 9th district seat for about a decade – and whose ‘moderate’ credentials are rapidly abrading against his votes for both cap-and-trade and Obamacare. We talked with Dick about how he’s planning to win this seat: Dick’s site is here. Moe Lane

    Adam Smith WA-09 getting scared

    Local radio host David Boze is running his 300 Battle to defeat healthcare.  Based on the movie, where a small force defeated overwhelming odds, he is challenging callers to donate $10 to Dick Muri and defeat ObamaCare.  A Seattle rally in ’94, where 1,000 people showed up to listen to Hillary in Westlake Plaza, drew 2,000 protesters, and started an opposition to that healthcare attempt. | Read More »

    A Nation Founded On Prosperity Economics

    Chapter 8 of W. Cleon Skousen’s book is titled Prosperity Economics. I have read thirteen chapters out of thirty-one, but I feel compelled to write this diary before I finally finish the book. The Founding Fathers made this country a land of fantastic economic opportunity because they wrote a Constitution with the free market principles set forth in the book Adam Smith wrote in 1776, | Read More »

    Old World Feudalism vs Rugged American Individualism

    Lately there has been a lot of gloomy news, and so I thought I would write a diary about why I am optimistic about the future of this nation. Now not only do I want the plans to grow the size, authority, and scope of the Federal government to fail, but I am also optimistic that Americans are going to succeed. Our nation is not | Read More »

    The Needy Get Something – The Greedy Get Nothing

    The Needy Get Something – The Greedy Get Nothing This is basically the slogan of the Obama Stimulus Plan, and this is why no House Republicans voted for this bill. This is basically a choice between the philosophy of Karl Marx, and the philosophy of Adam Smith. Let’s look at some points Karl Marx made, and translate them into points made by Obama. Karl Marx | Read More »

    The USA Has Its Own Fidel – YIPPEE!

    The USA Has Its Own Fidel – YIPPEE! This past Tuesday night Tavis Smiley interviewed Carlos Moore on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS. A transcript of this interview can be read here. What I find especially disturbing and vile is this comment by Tavis: There are a couple of things you said in this conversation, Dr. Moore, that I found – at least I | Read More »

    Karl Marx is NOT the Father of Capitalism

    This morning I read an excellent column written by Wynton Hall at TownHall. The title of this column is Karl Marx is not the Father of CapitalismThis article has this opening line – Sen. Barack Obama won for a simple reason: historical amnesia. I encourage everyone to read the entire article. After reading it I was inspired to write this blog with the words of | Read More »