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Just a few scattered thoughts: Universities are corporations It is probably closer to the truth to appreciate that non-profits exist to serve the interests of their donors and workers more than they do their stated “charitable” objective Almost every entity that engages in some kind of production and planning, from the most wild free-market agencies […]

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Give them credit for their creativity, again this from Josh Muravchik’s book: Several thousand Party members had been arrested, and many had been executed,” charged with being members of an antiparty conspiracy, a label borrowed from Stalin’s purges. “Supposed conspiritors were persecuted to devilish cruelty,” continues Salisbury. “One group of local Party leaders was paraded […]

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Here is Uncle Karl in an 1850 address to the Central Committee of the Communist League (via Josh Muravchik’s work): the workers must counteract … the bourgeois endeavors to allay the storm, and must compel the democrats to carry out their present terrorist phrases. Their actions must be so aimed as to prevent the direct […]

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Technology, Clay and Socialism

It is thought that if only artificial intelligence proceeds apace, and computing power increases apace, that the knowledge and information demands imposed by the economic problem could conceivably be dealt with, and then socialist central planning could succeed. It is thought that if only men were angels, then we could run an economy without having […]

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On this much celebrated day around the world, I repost my mourning for the hundreds of millions that have been brutally tortured, maimed, and murdered in the name of “the social good” and “brotherhood.” Shame on them. And shame on us for not keeping these lesson at the fore. Of course, the trash I get […]

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Blast from the Past

HT to AT

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Here is Peter Boettke, on the “outsider” status of Bernie Sanders: Unpopular opinion — after watching Bernie Sanders on Meet the Press earlier today I am pretty sure he is as insincere and cynical as the worst of the DC political establishment. He is in fact a master agnotologist (sower of confusion on purpose to […]

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Sachs on Sanders

Not a shocker that Jeff Sachs has come out to endorse Bernie Sanders. However, I am trying to make sense of the following: On health care, Sanders’s proposal for a single-payer system has been roundly attacked as too expensive. His campaign (for which I briefly served as a foreign policy adviser) is told that his […]

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I just managed to pick up the short pamphlet/book from philosopher Jason Brennan called Why Not Capitalism?  I think to get the most out of this book you would have wanted to have already been familiar with some basic economics, some elementary philosophy as well as some of the debates that have happened since Rawls wrote […]

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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam (sort of) coins a new phrase that is apt: “Rotary Phone Economics.” That is the kind of economics practiced and espoused by the Bern and the group of kids trying to have me unionized. You may be entertained by McAdam’s post. Now, I am not sure what I think of the […]

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