In Pursuit of Virtue – October Edition

I know you have been inundated with long posts of late with lots to read. Today should keep you buys on that track, with several articles of note. The final posts in rebuttal to my leftist BFF will come soon, as well as a special dissection of voting before the day on which we cast…

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Actually, “Liberalism” Doesn’t Work, You Ponce – Part VI

Continuing on after parts I, II, III, IV, and V: But aren’t Republicans better for business? Some people sure think so. In the 1980s I worked for a startup, and whenever he was asked about stock options, the CEO would talk about it depending somehow on whether a Republican or a Democrat was elected President.…

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Actually, “Liberalism” Doesn’t Work, You Ponce – Part V – Taxes and Regs

Good morning. So far, you have heard about why the left and right are the same (part I), that trends were altered around the 70s and 80s (part II), the role of markets in history (part III), and the dangers of debt (part IV). It has been a bit jumbled and confusing in parts, perhaps,…

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+ A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of…

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Actually, “Liberalism” Doesn’t Work, You Ponce – Part IV – Debt and Gov’t Growth

Parts I, II, and III. Let’s get through another round of nonsense-refuting. It just so happens, debt is one of my favorite topics… But debt! But wasn’t the price of all this a constantly increasing national debt? No. Conservatives like to focus on total debt (when Democrats are in power) because it’s scarier; but we’re…

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Actually, “Liberalism” Doesn’t Work, You Ponce – Part III – Markets and History

This is going well, isn’t it? And we are only a quarter the way down the page. Here are parts I and II. Let’s get a third out today. We have a few graphs in the next stint, but I will let our narrator talk a little bit before I jump in… This is even…

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