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Category Archives: Capitalism

Revisiting capital punishment

It’s been a little over four years since I last wrote about capital punishment (i.e. the “death penalty”). There really isn’t a lot to be said about it. And since that time I’ve actually wavered a bit in my support for it, but not entirely. And I realize that in my libertarian views, it is […]

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Student loan smokescreen

President Obama’s latest focus on student loans is a vapid response to the unemployment issue: We should be doing everything we can to put higher education within reach for every American — because at a time when the unemployment rate for Americans with at least a college degree is about half the national average, it’s […]

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Creating Jobs 101

In the current unemployment climate, the one piece of empty rhetoric you constantly hear is "creating jobs": "Obama created jobs" "Bush’s tax cuts didn’t create any jobs" And yet when you look around, unemployment is still very high, underemployment is high, and many people are scraping the barrel to make ends meet. "Where are all […]

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An observation

First, let’s define a couple things. Pure capitalism and the free market mean that the market participants determine who of the market competitors survives. The competitors must adapt to a change in demand, try to change the demand in their favor, or die trying. Capitalism has been vulgarly called "economic Darwinism". Natural selection says virtually […]

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Error message

Recently I received an error message trying to run a capitalist application on a socialist operating system: Fatal error: Success Apparently success is an error with socialism, and a fatal error at that!

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