"In a true libertarian system, one doesn’t have the right to harm even one person, let alone the broader population. And despite what the Pontiff and other anti-libertarian Christians may think, libertarianism is rooted in the theology of the Catholic
"Liberty builds, liberty perfects, governments tax, governments diminish," writes Brandon Kirby in this edition of Freedom Philosophy.
"As the lower- and middle-classes earn more, they spend more to enjoy life more. The rich are already spending beyond this threshold and consequently are more likely to invest their growing income (leading to more wealth) as increasing their spending
"Capitalism isn’t winning a war on poverty, it’s massacring poverty. The benefits aren’t being felt by all. Certainly not those utterly victimized by NATO’s foreign policy in Yemen and Libya, nor our power struggle with Russia in Syria. They’re completely
It’s a peculiar thing to talk with an intelligent, well-meaning, leftist. They generally want a better society and yet statistics on minimum wage are unmistakable, it’s devastating to the poor. Capitalism annihilates poverty - this is indisputable. Deficit spending is the most potent
The empirical philosophers and lovers (happy Valentine's day) of science tell me to begin each thought with an observable fact. I’ll begin with the triumph of capitalism - not over communism but over evil itself in the form of poverty.
I’m probably a little bit of a wet blanket when it comes to the first of January each year. It’s one of the least important holidays to me. The passing of a demarcation in time just doesn’t seem worthy of
There’s a lot of tax talk going on right now. Inevitably, every time tax decreases are discussed, at the same time, a chorus of voices shouts out, “But how are we going to pay for that?” It’s an interesting question.
The economy has thrived since Trump’s inauguration, to the dismay of many. The Dow Jones has jumped time and time again, the inflation rate has fluctuated without becoming a cause of worry and the unemployment rate has fallen. That said, much