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Socialism Grows from Guilt and Fear

Baby with gold coin
1% is such a small number of people to hate after all. It should be expanded to 9.9% so that includes so many more people worthy of righteous indignation and disdain. And, conveniently, the article says, "You’re probably part of the problem." And what is the problem? This group is successful and they pass that success on to their offspring. "The meritocratic class has mastered the old trick of con...
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The left wants your money to help Incels have sex

redistribution of wealth
I think, perhaps, of all the leftist terms I hate "redistribution" the most. It means taking your money and giving it to someone else. The logistics of that are out of your hands. Your money but not your choice. The left is ever creative in the justification for this scheme. This editorial uses sexbots to demonstrate why what we really need is redistribution of wealth. The motivation behind this p...
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Socialism and Democracy Murdered Venezuela and Money is Meaningless.

There is so much about Venezuela that is instructive. First and foremost is that Socialism, every time it is tried, doesn't work. The second is why Libertarians are always on about fiat currency and the Federal Reserve. Paper money, while useful, is nothing if not backed by something of actual value. As long as things move along nicely and we all agree on certain things un-backed currency does oka...
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The Racist Right Looks Left

Richard Spencer
I don't talk about the Alt-Right very often. There are a few reasons for this. First off, they just make me very uncomfortable and angry. When I read the things they say and write it wells up within me a certain emotion I am most uncomfortable with. It's that emotion called frustration. I have often said frustration is the most powerful of all human emotions. Frustrated people are by far the most ...
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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

No!
There aren't any other options. It's all either one form or the other of each of the two types of systems. This article refers to it as "old binaries" and intimates that there will be some future option so much better than either. There won't be. You can tell the author isn't on solid ground when you read statements like this, "...not all experiments with socialist principles have gone so horribly...
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There is Nothing More Childish than Socialism

Socialism is childish not kind
The below article laments that in many ways the children have become the authority figures and the adults have become the children. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR a clear marker of cultural decline, something that represents an inescapable cul-de-sac in the American ideal of forward progress, just ponder the all-too-familiar image of the kindergarten-aged child whose parents have outfitted him (it’s usua...
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Healthcare is not a Right and Government Can’t Run Your Life

This is not your slave
"What do you want to be when you grow up Billy?" "I want to be a doctor!" "Well, isn't that nice. If you work hard and keep your grades up, I bet you can do it." And so Billy does just that. Billy is driven by this idea of what he wants to be when he grows up. In high school he earns a place on the honor roll and a scholarship to university. He works heard to keep his GPA high and studies most...
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This Isn’t Capitalism

It's capitalism, not pie
Capitalism isn't like pie. Entire books have been written on just what capitalism is. Adam Smith, Milton Freeman, Ludwig von Mises, and others have written well on economics with a sound understanding of the free market. It's not my intention to rework their books which are in-depth treatments of how economies operate and under what conditions they do well. I simply want to convey a little meaning...
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Socialism Eats its Own

Socialism is Death
Socialism cannot work. Socialism is not Righteous. I'm not saying it doesn't work. That would imply that there are some tweaks and changes that could be made that would make it work. It cannot work. First we have to define what it is. It isn't exactly easy to define though. People seem to have different ideas of that. The standard meaning is this. "A political and economic theory of social org...
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Obama & Women: A Birth Control Love Story

Obama care womb care
"Thanks, Obama, for 4 Years of Glorious, Worry-Free Sex" That is the real headline from the below linked article. It contains a few gems - which I'd like to think is satire but a careful reading of the article tells me they are quite serious. "A fond farewell to the golden age of not getting anyone pregnant by accident." That golden age was ushered in through Obamacare giving free birth control...
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Men are the Cure for the Grip of the Masterminds

Mastermind
There is sometimes an argument about the difference between leftism, socialism, and communism with people arguing all day long what the minute differences are. But you and I know that foundationally speaking, there is no difference, they are each the same as the others. I'll explain. The New York Times article below is a perfect example of this foundation. The article talks about climate change...
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Trickle Down Works & Universal Basic Income is a Trap! 

UBI: It's a Trap
Imagine if you will the American south in the antebellum years. The air is moist and sticky with the summertime heat, the breeze is soft and cooling. A fine house sits atop a gently sloping rise, it's white columns bespeaking the status of those folk who live there. They sit on the veranda sipping lemonade, the women fan, the men smoke corn cob pipes. The scene then takes us across the yard, th...
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Amazon, Robots, Liberty, & Universal Basic Income

UBI so hot right now
There is a segment of the population that has what I consider an unreasonable, almost Luddite fear, that robots are going to take everyone's jobs away. I think a large part of this is actually just another excuse to push Universal Basic Income which is the latest fad and the current incarnation of communism. If you haven't heard if UBI it's simple, everyone gets a certain amount of cash each mo...
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Agency is an Unalienable and Inherent Right

Give me liberty or give me death flag
What exactly is agency? It's another way of saying not only do you have liberty as an inherent right but you have the right to choose how you exercise that liberty. It is the right to consider alternatives and make choices without compulsion. This sounds like a pretty basic idea and hardly one worthy of much exploration. Of course no one can tell you what to do! But it's not that easy actually....
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When the State Takes Care of You the State Owns You

they don't vote for freedom
In North Korea people starve because the state doesn't give them enough food but the state also doesn't allow them to do what's needed to make or get their own food. This isn't new and that's important to always remember. This is how it happened in the Soviet Union and how it's happening in Venezuela. It always happens this way. It's one thing for an army to come in and take away your freedom but ...
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