Tag Archive: economics

Mar 09 2017

Aristocracy breeds Socialism breeds Tyranny

Aristocracy is supposed to be “rule by the best” meaning we can get beneficial governing by granting power to the wisest among us. This sounds good on paper and it can be. However, no matter how ethically aristocrats accumulated their wealth, as generations hand property down, the work ethic tends to become diluted and along …

Continue reading »

Apr 22 2016

We Vote With Our Purchases

We know that we have a civic responsibility to vote in our political elections. Some of the changes we must make in our society are not political. It is true that our liberty is being encroached upon by big government. It’s also true that our ability to self-direct our lives is being encroached upon by …

Continue reading »

Apr 10 2016

Free or Equal – Free to Choose 20 years later

Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – Free to Choose 30 years later 1/5 – [youtube.com] Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – Free to Choose 30 years later 2/5 – [youtube.com] Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – Free to Choose 30 years later 3/5 – [youtube.com] Johan Norberg – Free or Equal – …

Continue reading »

Jan 22 2016

Which is more ethical: capitalism or socialism?

Ask this of a random sampling of people and they will first translate the question, “which is more ethical” into some variation like, “which one do I like most” and then they will translate the subject terms “capitalism” and “socialism” into some pre-conceived definition based on their political viewpoint. capitalism – an economic system characterized …

Continue reading »

Jan 02 2016

One Percent to Rule Them All

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring …

Continue reading »

Jul 03 2015

The Corwin Amendment – 1861

We have been told that the US Civil War was fought over slavery. We have been told that President Abraham Lincoln provided the moral strength necessary to preserve the Union and abolish slavery. There are other viewpoints that the South fought for economic reasons and for the right to leave a group of states that …

Continue reading »

Mar 14 2013

Class Warfare is Expanding

Class warfare is the struggle between the class of “haves” and the class of “have-nots” or relative versions of each. As civilization progresses, we all have more and our standard of living is constantly rising, but there are still large discrepancies in how we perceive the different levels of “having” and any ethics associated with …

Continue reading »

Aug 07 2012

Independence Means Not Dependent

Independence means freedom from control or influence or needed support. It can be applied to an individual or a group of individuals. It usually implies self sovereignty, meaning self rule and self government with no outside higher authority. We often tend to focus on independence as the lack of outside coercion through force and that …

Continue reading »