Yearly Archives 2016

Where the Romans meet the Barbarians

It is one of the few places on earth where nothing but a line on a map separates the third world from the first. A line that allows some to live in abundance while condemning others to a life sentence of squalor.  A line that separates the land where the dreams can come true from […]

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Alternatives to Capitalism: A historical perspective Part II

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In part 1, I covered the criticism that capitalism is a flawed system because it creates economic inequality within the society. But the analogy that the capitalist “tide does not raise all boats equally” actually has two parts; one expressed and the other implied. By not going beyond the initial critique of capitalism, the opponent […]

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A Historical Argument in Favor of Capitalism Part I

Capitalism

The current economic crisis has intensified the fifty year assault on capitalism (also called free-market economics) to the point that even the average American is questioning if there is a better system. He is beginning to wonder if the critics of capitalism are correct; that the free-market economy hurts the individual because it creates economic […]

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The Forgotten Symbol of Liberty

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After more than two centuries of unprecedented freedom and prosperity, it is easy to take this great nation as something divine or preordained.  But that was not always the case.  Prior to the founding of the United States, the state of the common man was one of poverty and servitude.  Using history as a guide, […]

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