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Economic Ideas: Karl Marx, the Man Behind the Communist Revolution

Richard Ebeling, When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, for more than a century after his death – and even until today – there have been few thinkers whose ideas have been as influential on various aspects

Leftism: From Bloody Tragedy to Therapeutic Parody

Bruce Thornton, But the danger is still as real as ever. Karl Marx famously said that historical facts and personages are repeated, first as tragedy, then as farce. But Marx could not have foreseen that the ideology he birthed would experience a third phase as well: therapeutic parody. The juvenile hysteria, tantrums, inflated “resistance,” and

Trump Army We Need to Pitch in to Make America Great Again #Vote

In his 1961 Inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the instantly famous words “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”. Unfortunately, many World War II and Korean War veterans did not notice the next paragraph of Kennedy’s address announcing “a new alliance for

Donald Trump: The Patriot Asks Not

David R. Usher, In his 1961 Inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the instantly famous words “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”. This sounded tremendously patriotic in the midst of the surly cold war with the Soviet Union and the looming Cuban

Black Jobs Matter: How Socialism Has Destroyed Black Communities

Thomas J. DiLorenzo, With the nation reeling after the tragic events in Dallas and Baton Rouge and racial tensions the highest they’ve been since the L.A. riots, many are left wondering, how did things get this bad? While there are undoubtedly multiple variants factoring into the issue of racial unrest in America, there is one

What If the Orlando Murderer Were a Christian?

Dennis Prager,  Many people are surely asking, “What if the gunman from the Orlando, Florida shooting were a Christian?” Why? Because little would be said by the mainstream media and leading Democratic politicians — from the president on down — if the murderer were an anti-gay Christian. The most obvious difference is that the media

The Party of Scientism, Not Science

Bruce Thornton, The gruesome history of left-wing scientific fakery. In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued

Governments Create Monopolies and Cause Worker Exploitation, Not Free Markets

Richard Ebeling,  The world is threatened with a renewed wave of anti-capitalism and anti-business sentiments and policies. Many who cheered the demise of Soviet communism in the early 1990s, presumed that this meant that, by default, the case for free markets and competitive enterprise had won in the battle of ideas. Over the last twenty-five

Millennials Embrace Socialism, But Do They Know What It Is?

Jonah Goldberg, Socialism is having a moment. I’m not just referring to Bernie Sanders’ surprisingly strong showing in the Democratic primaries. Various polls show that millennials have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism. And millennials generally are the only age group that views socialism more favorably than unfavorably. Some conservatives aren’t surprised.

Conservatives, Losing One Battle Doesn’t Mean We Have Lost The War

Kurt Schlichter I was furious that Thad Cochran slimed his way to victory, but every time we hardcore conservatives lose a battle, it seems a contingent of bitter-enders starts up about how the Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same, and how they’ll refuse to vote in the general, and how they’ll take their collective