The fundamental problem is that the federal government has too much power. Companies think it makes good business sense to shower lobbyists, legislators and executive branch associates with cash. Why? Because the benefits they reap are worth far more than the money they spent.
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We must look, with optimism, beyond the present to the difficulty our adversaries will have sustaining their systems over time. And if their systems come undone in the next decade or the one after, Russia and China will face extreme instability.
Our options – from medicine to air conditioning to technology and entertainment – are greater than Rockefeller’s, as are our life expectancy, our comfort levels, and our opportunities for happiness.
The income tax completely destroys the immunity of property. It flatly declares a prior right of the State to all things produced.
One of the many ways capitalism is under attack by anti-market forces is in language. Modifiers to the term capitalism are attacks on the system.
Wow, the daily news is grim. Civilization is collapsing all around us. Corruption is everywhere. The political parties are falling apart. Here’s the problem. If I weren’t reading this stuff, none of it would affect me in the slightest bit.
Here at https//:centerforindividualism.org, we certainly believe that the emerging technologies of cloud computing, global exchange platforms, artificial intelligence and blockchain can augment individual capabilities and release us from collectivism and dependent relationships on governments and corporations. However, we also recognize that, in the hands of bad actors, there are modern technologies that can be employed for the opposite purpose: the subjection of individuals.
Treating the economy as demand driven is placing the cart before the horse. It is easily done if one does not have a conception of what entrepreneurs do, as is commonly the case in modern economics.
Government statistics paint an excessively grim picture of what is happening to real wages and the growth of real national income. They overtly downplay increases in quality of life and the ever increasing value offered in the marketplace.
Parents are fed up. As mass schooling becomes more restrictive, more standardized and more far-reaching into a child’s young life, many parents are choosing alternatives.
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