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Try It, You’ll Like It, Or: Economics for Beginners

Paul Greenberg  Do you like convenience, service, simplicity, competition, more jobs and all the other features of a free market that stays free and ever productive? Then you’ll love a service like Uber or Lyft, which use private drivers to give customers a, yes, lyft. No waiting forever, just door-to-door or even corner-to-corner service. Provided […] Read More →

The 10 Principles of Economics You Should Know

 Economics is the study of human behavior — of how people interact to get what they want and whether what they want is possible for them to get. It’s a science in the sense that there are uniform laws guiding the field of economics — invisible forces at work that guide the market. But it’s […] Read More →

Pope says communists are closet Christians

 Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity. The 77-year-old pontiff gave an interview to Il Messaggero, Rome’s local newspaper, to mark the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a Roman holiday. He […] Read More →

Amazon May Have Just Created a Weapon of Mass Consumption

 With its announcement of a new smartphone this week, Amazon unveiled advanced camera technology that could arguably be called “point and shoot yourself in the foot.” Amazon’s foray into smartphones includes image-recognition technology that lets consumers point the phone at a product to buy it from its online store. The phone’s Firefly button recognizes more […] Read More →

The Purchase of Our Republic: Americans know that something is wrong, deeply wrong

Of Two Minds – by Y. Falkson  They see signs of the problem everywhere: income inequality, growing concentration and power of mega corporations, political donations/corruption, the absence of jobs with decent salaries, the explosion of the US prison population, healthcare costs, student loan debt, homelessness, etc. etc.  However, the true causes and benefactors behind these problems […] Read More →

Great Read: Anarcho-Capitalists Against Ayn Rand

David Gordon The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism. By J. Michael Oliver,  J. Michael Oliver tells us that this remarkable book began as an academic thesis written in 1972 and submitted the next year for a graduate degree at the University of South Carolina. The book is much more than an academic thesis, though; it is a […] Read More →

Liberal pundits of the world, unite!

As I write this, Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” is No. 1 on It’s been deemed an “important book” by a bunch of smart people. Why not? It validates many of the preconceived notions progressives have about capitalism: Inequality is growing. Mobility is shrinking. Meritocracy is dead. We all live in […] Read More →

The Real Pope Francis

Jack Kerwick  Pope Francis is once again insisting that he is not a communist, that his abiding concern for “the poor” is grounded in the Gospel of Christ, not the ideology of Marx, Engels, or any other communist. Back in 2010, while still a Cardinal, he felt the need to do the same. Why? It […] Read More →

Want an America That Works? Innovate, Don’t Regulate

Jonah Goldberg Down with stakeholders. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable health care for kids. Retail medical clinics — at drugstores, Walmarts, etc. — are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected longer waiting times and out-of-pocket expenses stemming from Obamacare. And the pediatricians don’t like it. […] Read More →

Obama To Americans: You Don’t Deserve To Be Free

 President Obama’s Kansas speech is a remarkable document. In calling for more government controls, more taxation, more collectivism, he has two paragraphs that give the show away. Take a look at them. there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the […] Read More →

Progressives take lessons from Downton Abbey

Many “Downton Abbey” watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice at Grantham’s loss: “Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job.” This drama’s verisimilitude extends to […] Read More →

The Real Targets of Class Warfare

Blasted Fools  There has been, as you’ve no doubt noticed, a persistent theme surging back and forth between the polar spectrums of political thought, regarding the question of ‘Class Warfare’. It especially animates many media personalities on the Right, who decry any criticism of the unprecedented rise of the accumulation of wealth within a small statistical […] Read More →

GOP Crafts Plan to Wreck the Country, Lose Voters

Ann Coulter,  As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it’s too important to wait. Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on […] Read More →

UN Chief: Communism Is the Environment�s Only Hope

Michael Schaus,  Well… On the bright side: The UN Climate Chief has finally decided to adopt a certain modicum of honesty in her crusade to rid the world of pollution. As suspected by capitalists, free market advocates, and anyone who read into the redistributive agenda of the UN Climate Scientists, Christiana Figueres has suggested that […] Read More →