Just as unilateral free trade results in a more solid economy for the countries that adopt it — even within an international economy of protectionism in other countries — so would a commodity-money based economy surrounded by fiat-money economies.
Liberty can be lost and so can the benefits of capital accumulation. The well developed capital structure is not a given. It can be eroded by central banks and by government policies and regulations.
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Hard-left "democratic socialists" think they figured out how to make government planning possible: use prices. But there's a problem in their argument: prices are impossible without markets.
The radical nature of anti-climate-change measures require promises of a near-total apocalypse in the near future. But the date for the promised disaster keeps getting pushed back.
When a capitalist invests in a business — thus increasing worker productivity and earnings — he's performing a humanitarian service to the community.
Obama's "I’ve got a pen and a phone" has perhaps found its equal in Trump's declaration of national security designed to make it even easier for him to spend taxpayer money.