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Choose Your Poison

It’s very clear that free market capitalism produces a certain type of abuses — human suffering, in other words. If you doubt this, you might want to read up on the history of the industrial revolution. Read about the Triangle … Continue reading

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The Hayek Perplex

I had never heard of Friedrich Hayek until somebody on Facebook dragged his name into one of those off-the-cuff discussions of political ills that seem to be a popular online pastime. By googling him, I learned that he was a … Continue reading

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Being Willing to Learn

The vital thing, in discussing social and political questions, is being willing to learn and reconsider. Yesterday someone mentioned Friedrich Hayek, a Nobel-prize-winning economist of whom Margaret Thatcher thought highly. I had never heard of him. I was curious. One … Continue reading

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Burnin’ Down the House

Today┬áI saw a bumper sticker that said, “Fight Socialism!” That and the Ronald Reagan bumper sticker made it crystal-clear that the owner of the car must be of the conservative persuasion. My question for this addle-pated individual is this: When … Continue reading

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