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Tag: Capitalism
  • Fall Break Meeting a The Citadel School, South Carolina

    The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at The Citadel had a successful meeting on November 6th. As cadets were preparing for Fall Break, the true story of Thanksgiving was discussed. The pilgrims’ failed practice of early socialism produced laziness and starvation. The YAL chapter analyzed how the pilgrims were able to flourish once private property …

  • Imperialism Is NOT Capitalism

    Statists and Keynesian economists point to class disparities and lack of social justice as an example of why Laissez-Faire/Austrian economic policies do not work. They point to the impoverished, both in the developing world and in the United States, as examples of victims of greedy, ruthless capitalism. While these people are righteously pointing at a …

  • Well, That’s Capitalism

    The following originally appeared at The College Fix. So many wrongs in the world today are mistakenly linked with capitalism — on both the left and the right. Proponents of free-market economics, and the most feverish detractors thereof, are all too eager to resign to the slogan, “Well, that’s capitalism.” It must be capitalism that …

  • My thoughts on the “Morality of Capitalism”

    I am reading The Morality of Capitalism, and I am completely intrigued by every essay. The first section discusses the “virtues of entrepreneurial capitalism,” which clarifies the false myths about capitalism. First of all, capitalism is often equated with “survival of the fittest” competition. This is half true, because businesses that prosper are headed by creative …

  • Capitalism and Love

    What the world needs more of is love. Few would disagree with this statement. Even the most ardent statist wouldn’t dare doubt the power of romantic love nor the happiness it breeds in those caught within it. But what many have failed to appreciate is the connection between capitalism and love as we know it. …

  • “Think Different” — Remembering an American Innovator

    President Obama does not get a lot of things right nowadays, but he hit the nail on the head when he said, “The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” …

  • This is what a real hero looks like.

    If you believe in capitalism, if you believe in the American Dream, and if you are a Young American for Liberty like me, then today I humbly request that you honor the unsung heroes in our lives: The entrepreneurs, the visionaries, and the business tycoons who have vastly changed our lives — Steve Jobs surely …

  • Book Review: The Invisible Heart

    Capitalism involves struggle, but it has an invisible heart beating at its core that transforms people’s lives. If you give it the chance. Look at the full picture and you get a very different perspective. ~ The Invisible Heart, by Russell Roberts Do homeless people have the right to use the money given to them …

  • Defending Capitalism: Andrew Bernstein

    In this ten-question interview, Objectivist thinker and defender of individual liberty Andrew Buernstein explains the morality of capitalism in addition to its misconstrued history and potential future in the United States. SM: What is the first proper step in the transition from our current mixed economy to pure capitalism? Where do we start? That’s easy: …

  • The Free Pearl Market in Action

    Recently, The New York Times posted an article of how a businessman in China is able to create beautiful pearls at lower costs using what The Times called “new techniques.” It’s amazing to see just how industrialization and the development of capital is so vital to a growing economy. Women who are even in the …