Tag: capitalism
BS Plus AOC Plus USPS Equals Socialist Banking

Vermont socialist and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to expand the USPS into banking.

Comparative Economic Systems

With socialism’s rising popularity, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.

Free-Market Ideology?

Free and uncoerced exchange among individuals is not an ideology.

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists

Capitalism is by far the most effective anti-poverty program in the world’s history.

Pope Francis’s Failure to See Entrepreneurs as Good Samaritans Undercuts the Poor

On April 25, a videotaped talk by Pope Francis was released at the international TED conference in Vancouver, Canada. The 18-minute talk, titled “Why the Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone,” can be viewed here. Francis highlighted three themes, beginning with the observation that community is central to human existence: [L]ife flows through our...
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Michael John Novak, Jr. (1933 – 2017)

Our very dear friend and Founding Member of the Board of Advisors of the Independent Institute, Michael Novak, passed away at the age of 83, on February 17th. A man of immense generosity, integrity, joyfulness, and good will, Michael was one of the most important scholars, theologians, prolific authors, and public intellectuals of the...
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How Marxism Corrupts The Magnificent Seven

Capitalism doesn’t survive ten minutes in director Antoine Fuqua’s new remake of The Magnificent Seven. Mining baron Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) stands before the residents of the western mining town of Rose Creek and proclaims that, because America has accepted capitalism, they have little choice but to submit to his economic predation on their...
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Remembering Arthur Seldon, Champion of Capitalism

May 29 marks the centennial of Arthur Seldon’s 1916 birth. Called “one of the most influential economists of the late twentieth century,” for over three decades he was editorial director of the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs, which The Economist said, “brought to the lay reader the ideas of all the leading free-market economists...
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Litmus Test for Liberty: Is Exchange Willing or Unwilling?

A new Harvard survey reports that only 42 percent of those between 18 and 29 support capitalism, while 51 percent say they do not. It has been suggested that such views may be traced, at least in part, to the word capitalism. A plausible case could be made, particularly since many believe Karl Marx...
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The Big Short’s Oscar Win and Capitalism in Film

My blogging colleague Bob Murphy did a nice job of reviewing The Big Short in January, but the film is worth revisiting in light of its Academy Award win for best adapted screenplay. Nominated for five awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with fine acting by all the principals in the star-studded cast,...
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