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Tag: idealism
  • 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 …

  • Contra-Idealism

    Many people criticize libertarians (and anarchists) for being too idealistic. “Sure, that all sounds great,” the argument goes, “but it can’t work in practice.” Greedy capitalists will exploit honest, hard-working everymen. People without health insurance will die quick deaths. Roads!—there won’t be any. The world will be chaos! Government, then, is a pragmatic, realistic way …