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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Once Again: What Is Socialism?

The commonly used definition is wrong.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Origin Of Economic Bubbles

As noted repeatedly on this website, speculative bubbles develop when the Federal Reserve system floods the financial markets with excessive amounts of cheap, fiat money.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/30 at 08:31 PM
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America’s Uncertain Prospects

Lawrence Auster reviews the conflict between those who wish to return to the original Constitution and the liberal-progressives who are driving us toward socialist statism.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Perspective On Obamacare

Read George Shadroui’s assessment.

Obamacare Cost “Savings”

Even if you believe the phony “savings” in the legislation socializing the nation’s healthcare and health insurance, there are huge costs to businesses, employment, and future growth of the economy.  It’s still true that there is no free lunch.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/27 at 05:19 PM
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Liberal-Progressivism Is About Power

Propaganda about “caring” and “security” is camouflage for continuing assaults upon personal liberty.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Euro Crisis: A Dollar Preview

Read Guy Sorman’s discussion on the City Journal website.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/21 at 05:42 PM
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Misguided Educational Policies

Obama’s Secretary of Education is grandstanding, at a cost to taxpayers of $103 million, rather than focusing on the real source of sub-par performance by black and Hispanic students.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 03/21 at 03:15 PM
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Friday, March 19, 2010

The Causes and Consequences of Liberal Superiority Complex

Liberal-progressive-socialists, from Henri de Saint-Simon and Auguste Comte in the early 1800s and Karl Marx in the mid-1800s, to present-day liberal-progressive members of the Democrat/Socialist Party, have believed as an article of secular religious faith that their superior intellects alone are capable of intuiting the inevitable course of history.  Those who disagree with their reading are written off as cranks or imbeciles, unworthy of serious consideration.

For liberal-progressives, apparently, the inevitable triumph of socialism is “settled science” with which all the world’s important people agree.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Life And Death Costs Of National Healthcare

Read the forewarnings of a Canadian doctor who had to come to the United States for cancer treatment.


Canada’s situation proves you can’t do both, and lives are lost as a result. Give us universal care, and we will all be covered, but all that coverage had better be cost-effective. What care is good enough, and what is too expensive? What is your life worth? Don’t delude yourself. Someone will be deciding, for you, sooner or later.

Cutting expensive care seems very sensible until you or a loved one is the one in need.

...Very soon, rationing care will be part the equation, with decisions made by distant committees that examine not the patient, but the bottom line.