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Category Archives: Capitalism

The real story of the first Thanksgiving

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Here’s a way to get rid of all that federal land

The federal government currently owns almost 30% of all land within the United States of America. That’s obscene. Look at how bad the situation is in the western states: The only sure way to fix it is via an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here’s one that should do the trick: AMENDMENT __ SECTION 1: […]

Mozilla reaps the whirlwind?

After the new Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, was forced out last week over his $1000 donation in 2008 to a group protecting marriage agains erosion by same sex “marriage,” users of the Mozilla’s web browser Firefox reacted in outrage by removing it from their computers and web-enabled devices. The firestorm of anger at Mozilla that […]

Thanksgiving: a holiday born out of an early American experiment with socialism

You’ve no doubt heard the well-known story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But did you know that what you’ve heard is drastically inaccurate? According to the writings of William Bradford, the colony’s first governor, the hardships and near-starvation of the entire population occurred because the colonists turned their backs on capitalism. They believed […]

Bust Ohio public employee unions in 2013

Governor Scott Walker’s resounding victory in Wisconsin yesterday speaks volumes. It was a battle with constitutional conservatism and fiscal sanity on one side, and parasitic government employee unions on the other. Given that Walker and company won in Wisconsin, the home of the modern progressive movement, we should try to do the same here in […]

Hey, John Stossel, how about some credit?

If you’re going to crib from my work, at least admit it. Look at Stossel’s 2010 video starting at ~2:15 and compare it with my post from 2009.

What’s the definition of “futility?”

Expecting extreme left-wing Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Utopia) to give a coherent answer to a question about why gas prices are so high. I’ll bet you a hundred bucks, Duke, that Senator Brown can’t explain why oil speculators smooth out price swings in the oil market.

Finally, an app for Movable Type blogs (Updated)

Somebody went to the trouble of creating an iPhone app that allows you to add and edit posts on a blog running Movable Type. It’s called Movable Manager and I’m using it to type this post. It looks extremely bare-bones basic at first blush, but I could be wrong. Frankly, finding it in the App […]

Occupy Wall Street vs. the Tea Party, visualized

This is too simplistic: Here’s one that’s much more accurate (click it to zoom in):

The “logic” of the Occupy Wall Street protestors

Video: Russian ex-pat vs. Occupy Wall Street marxists

Here’s a case of bitter personal experience vs. naïve theoretical dreaming. These geniuses with the Workers World Party sure are confident, aren’t they? North Korea is a glowing example of success at, uh, something. I suppose. Let’s check the NASA nighttime satellite imagery of Eastern Asia, shall we? Wait, I’ve got it. When the sun […]

A simple question for progressives (#20)

According to the Obama Administration, this is how federal government spending works miracles (emphasis mine): Well, obviously, it’s putting people to work. Which is why we’re going to have some interesting things in the course of the forum this morning. Later this morning, we’re going have a press conference with Secretary Mavis and Secretary Chu […]

More on the S&P 500’s moving average (Updated)

Remember this chart from Monday? I updated it to show the farthest the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped below its 365-day simple moving average during the two “close calls” marked by green arrows. On Monday the S&P 500 closed at 7.74% below its 365-day SMA. Yesterday it rebounded a bit, but still closed at […]

Watch the S&P 500’s moving average

A moving average can tell you a lot. Don’t just look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It’s the best-known financial statistic, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index tracks a much larger and much more diverse group of stocks than the DJIA’s mere 30 industrial companies. It’s regarded […]

Raising taxes will do nothing good

People respond to taxes. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, but to hear the Left’s explanations, the federal government can extract more and more money from their preferred targets without any repercussions. In Progressive Fantasyland, rich fat cat CEOs who run oil companies, banks, and Fox News have a secret stash of unlimited money […]

Conservatives and RINOs at Hot Air argue over tax hikes

Ed Morrissey serves. Jazz Shaw returns. J.E. Dyer smashes. Jazz Shaw whiffs. Game, set, and match to the conservatives. Granted, the debate’s an easy one to win if you’re willing to think, but it’s always nice to see a fan of tax hikes get schooled.

Tech “support” from BrotherSoft

A couple of months back I tried to find an old favorite strategy game of mine called Empire Deluxe (currently distributed by Killer Bee Software), but to my knowledge it had never been available for the Mac. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that BrotherSoft.com offered exactly what I wanted. My pleasure turned to confusion […]

Does affordable housing require government intervention?

Video: Hayek vs. Keynes rap throwdown 2.0

The sequel to the original rap is finally out. Set the markets free, yo.

Food for thought