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The Rise of Woke Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog07/25/2019

It is highly unlikely that Woke Big Business on its own can turn the US into a totalitarian society. Historically speaking, business policies have followed the lead of governments, not the other way around. The state remains the real threat.

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The Data Shows Socialists — Not Sanctions — Destroyed Venezuela's Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/04/2019

If we stick to the data, regardless of which socioeconomic indicator we choose, it seems clear that the sharp economic downturn began long before 2017.

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The Green Movement's Anti-Humanism

The Environment

Blog07/04/2019

Having failed to show that capitalism impoverishes people, socialists have invented a new victim of material prosperity: the environment. But this latest turn is the most disturbing of all in its knee-jerk hatred for human beings and human life.

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The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2019

The fruit of the Enlightenment has been the growth and centralization of the state, at the expense of all other institutions. The material plenty we enjoy today are in spite of this change, not because of it.

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The Death of Venezuelan Federalism — and the Rise of Socialism

As Venezuela shows, the abolition of federalism and other forms of decentralization have often been a prelude to a turn toward socialism.

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The Key Word in "Democratic Socialism" is "Socialism"

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/08/2018

All socialist states, including democratic ones, demand obedience and conformity in their economic and cultural diktats. And there is no kind and gentle way of snuffing out resistance.

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The Big Apple's Communist Past Stirs Nostalgia

SocialismU.S. History

Blog01/16/2018
Bill de Blasio and Bernie Sanders are not the only people who long for a truly socialist New York.
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The Google Manifesto – and What it Means

Bureaucracy and RegulationEntrepreneurship

Blog08/10/2017
Google can concentrate on innovation and profits — or it can focus on bureaucratic rules against thoughtcrimes. Google has apparently chosen the latter.
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