Capitalism

A Government That Does Everything Can’t Do Anything Well

– March 30, 2020

The often-prescient Tyler Cowen commented not long ago that libertarianism, if it is to grow as a political movement, should embrace arguments for expanding state capacity in some areas. He named this approach “State Capacity Libertarianism” (SCL). I’m …

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Capitalism, Regulation

Of Course Capitalism Can Save Nature

– March 6, 2020

Various schemes have turned rhinos and other scenic African animals from victims of the tragedy of the commons to valuable commodities that hunters and farmers and former poachers sustain, in no small part thanks to ecotourism.

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Capitalism, Socialism

Are We Seriously Debating Capitalism vs. Socialism Again?

– February 22, 2020

Socialism is a movement not of the working classes but of the elites, born of arrogance, snobbery, and preposterous pretense, kept alive not from lived experience but the astonishing capacity of an ideologically soaked brain to live in denial of reality.

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Capitalism, History

The New History of Capitalism Has a “Whiteness” Problem

– December 10, 2019

Thus do we arrive at the unenviable position where scholars in the New History of Capitalism genre are guilty of the very same faults that they invoke to dismiss critics of the 1619 Project.

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Capitalism, Economic Education

The Great Redistribution: Who Benefits From Ruthless Capitalism?

– November 25, 2019

The two ugliest entries in America’s anti-capitalist vocabulary might be “ruthless capitalism” and “speculation.” Ruthless — or any other distasteful adjective of your choosing — capitalism is a mythical kind of heartless profit seeking where owners an …

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Capitalism, Socialism, Video

Marx vs. Mises Video: Text and Commentary

– October 18, 2019

Here you will find the full English text of the now-famous film, complete with explanatory videos with interviews from experts.

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Capitalism, Economic History
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Is Capitalism an Artificial Imposition on Human Affairs?

– September 9, 2019

Once freed from the mischaracterizations of economic theory that the new historians of capitalism have imported from Karl Polanyi, it is easy to see the foolishness of their endeavors.

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Art and Culture, Capitalism, Economic Education
The Pursuit - Capitalism

The Film Capitalism Needs Right Now

– August 24, 2019

Something tells me that if we are ever going to regain the footing in public culture, the Brooks path might be the one to make it happen.

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Capitalism, Economic Education
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No, the Business Roundtable Did Not Repudiate Capitalism

– August 22, 2019

The Business Roundtable is merely rediscovering what proponents of a free market system have known for a long time.

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Capitalism, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

The Anti-Capitalist Ideology of Slavery

– August 16, 2019

The anti-capitalist ideology of southern slaveholders presents a conundrum for historians who erroneously equate the plantation economy with the free market.

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