Topic: Capitalism

Do Your Civic Duty and Fill Out the Customer Survey

– June 13, 2023

“Should you spend your time voting, preparing to vote, researching the candidates, and so on? Or should you take five or ten minutes to fill out the customer satisfaction survey that you were emailed after your last flight or hotel stay?” ~ Art Carden


Cleaned by Capitalism and Soiled by Socialism

– June 12, 2023

“There’s no question that the environment in which modern humans live is immeasurably cleaner, safer, and more pleasant than was the filthy and dangerous environment in which all of our pre-industrial ancestors lived.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Cable News Likely to “Disappear” Within a Decade (and That’s OK)

– June 10, 2023

“Schumpeter saw there would be a natural impulse to ‘conserve obsolescent industries,’ but he rightly understood this was generally a futile and self-defeating task.” ~Jon Miltimore


Before Joining the Boycott Bandwagon, Consider This

– June 3, 2023

“We should all be thankful to live in a country where there are plenty of options for beer and bargain buys and that we have the power to vote with our dollars and voice our concerns.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Bill and Ted Take Joan of Arc to Walmart

– May 29, 2023

“What I think is most striking about Walmart – and what I would hope Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Socrates, and others would notice – is that the floor-to-ceiling cornucopia is not restricted to the elites.” ~ Art Carden


The Myth of American Inequality and Stagnation

– May 25, 2023

“The familiar trope of the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer, and the middle classes treading water is disproved by devastatingly large amounts of empirical evidence.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Why Intellectuals Hate Al Czervik

– May 23, 2023

“Power, by which I mean political power, is always zero-sum: if the intellectual elite has it, you and I don’t have it.” ~ Michael Munger


Economic Growth Makes Graceland Less Impressive

– May 21, 2023

“The real ‘capitalist achievement,’ however, isn’t Graceland. It’s the fact that compared to the stuff of the average person’s day-to-day life in 2023, Graceland just isn’t that impressive.” ~ Art Carden


The Dark Magic of Promotio Competitio

– March 17, 2023

“There is no point in struggling if there is no end to be achieved. Promotio Competitio should be relegated to the corner of forbidden, dark magic. Instead, I suggest we embrace Freedom Protecto and Celebratio Successio.” ~ Robertas Bakula