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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.
SocialismCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology
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.
Taxes and Spending
Usually, in the marketplace, the billionaire gets his billions when he provides a service that enormous numbers of people are willing to voluntarily pay money for.
Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory
Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade
Neither the United States nor the European Union are so free of protectionist “sin” to cast retaliatory tariff stones at the other.