Only those who produce, not those who consume, can be anybody’s market. I deal with life-givers, not with cannibals. Here, we trade achievements, not failures – values, not needs. We’re free of each other, yet we all grow together. What great wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing? Every living thing must grow.
About Mark Shupe
Mark Shupe is a contributing author at Center for Individualism. He is also an investment strategy advisor and fitness instructor. Mark studied economics and finance at the University of Notre Dame. His writing passion includes the history of Western Civilization, the moral case for Capitalism, and the promise of Individualism.
Entries by Mark Shupe
The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice. But in truth, it would demolish both justice and society. It would transform justice into an instrument of division and vengeance, and it would turn our free and inclusive society into a place of repression, domination and exclusion. They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced.
Brook’s transcendence is proven with the first of these movies, The Producers (1967), which was re-created into a hit Broadway musical run nearly 40 years later. For Brooks, absurdity is an art form to be molded into a weapon against the endless absurdities of collectivism, particularly its most vile form, bigotry, whose politically correct version thrives today.
The images of woke white protesters brought to their knees across the country, apologizing to the mob for sins they did not commit, is jarring and disturbing. At the heights of elite power – in the corporate board rooms that have decided to blast us with emails touting their payment of indulgences to cement their status as allies.
Justice insists on private property honestly acquired. The justice to pay willingly for good work, to honor labor, to break down privilege, to value people for what they can do rather than who they are. To view success without envy, making capitalism work since 1776.
What people on the right do, you can say in one word. They practice deference. We defer more and more to the moralism of the left. Will that get it? The left comes back with something else for us to prove our innocence. That’s power in American life today.
Like Clark Gable did everything he could to preserve Carole Lombard’s sense of life and spirit after her passing, Francisco d’Anconia did the same for Dagny during her lifetime. To save her from her only sin, the acceptance of unearned guilt, he sacrificed two very high values for a higher value – help her find out for herself, as he did, that she was paying white blackmail.
Individualism and independence are human nature. Throughout history, management has failed to manage independent units. Do not assume what anyone says is truth, especially from upper levels of authority structure. Education should make you a unique individual, not a conformist.
In the face of this insanity, Boudreaux is never at a loss for words. As a principled advocate for the genius of free markets, he liberally borrows the classic ideas of the best minds in the freedom movement for his indispensable blog, Cafe Hayek. Here he quotes AIER columnist Max Gulker on the importance of market forces in solving the Wuhan virus supply-side disaster,
Michael Bloomberg and Chesapeake Energy gave the Sierra Club $105 million to wage war on coal, before the Club waged war on Chesapeake Energy, what some see as Poetic Justice. Warren Buffett and Vladimir Putin cronies also give endless millions to Big Green.
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