Define Your Terms

When philosophizing about the world, it is very important to define your terms. One term that is constantly misused is “capitalism.” Michael Moore, for example, in Capitalism: A Love Story, rants for an entire movie against the banking industry and profit motive in general, all under the broad term “capitalism.” The problem is that Moore…

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The Definition of Insanity

Behold, Peter Schiff: It will also add $1 trillion to the government’s costs. The state misses many rules of natural economics when it tries to create jobs, such as scarcity and finiteness. See Bastiat’s works in my “Meet Me Halfway” to learn more about what government jobs are. In the meantime, a [repeat] study recently…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – September Edition

GO! Thesis: there is no good argument for democracy; it is all faith. “Fascist” is a pretty common political insult in modern times. But it seems we do have our own Hitler-isms that fewer and fewer people are ashamed of any more. For example: He suspended the gold standard, embarked on huge public works programs…

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The Ever-Failing-While-Expanding Police State

As always, the police state wants to expand, even while it fails in the areas to which it has already spread. To the internet, for example, in order to protect the intellectual property of those who own the state-granted monopoly (which, at common law, was protected by the owner, not the government). To the seizure…

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