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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

PovertyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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Capitalism Didn't Invent "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

Blog07/25/2019

Competition for wealth and social status was hardly created by the capitalist system. People have always competed for these things. Thanks to capitalism, though, this competition is now less violent, and true poverty is easier to avoid.

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Consumers Will Decide If Women's Sports Teams Get "Equal Pay"

Labor and Wages

Blog07/11/2019

If the fans want the women to be paid more than the men, the consumers will have to spend more on watching them.

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CNN Admits There Are Serious Problems with Central Banks' Low-Interest-Rate Policy

Money and Banks

Blog06/27/2019

There is reason to believe low-interest rate policy has lowered productivity, lessened economic growth, and favored large firms at the expense of small firms and innovation. Greater inequality and stagnating wealth has resulted.

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Countries with "Free Tuition" Often Have Fewer College Graduates

Education

Blog04/26/2019

A higher education system with "free tuition" will need to control costs through larger class sizes, and lower-quality services.

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Can the EU Survive the Next Financial Crisis?

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/29/2019

Existing political tensions within the EU are certain to escalate as the EU falls behind in global economic power, and Brussels, hooked on profligacy, for the first time faces budget cuts.

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Climate Change Activist Admits: Being Green "Requires the End of Capitalism"

Blog03/22/2019

Anti-climate-change schemes will hit people in the developing world hardest. And when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future, poorer parts of the world are the places that will need fossil-fuel-powered technologies and capital most.

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Capitalism as It Is and as It Is Seen by the Common Man

EducationFree MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog02/11/2019

Even in the heyday of liberalism only a few people had a full grasp of the functioning of the market economy. 

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