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Poverty Is No Mystery – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 1, 2018

One of the reasons is that capitalism is always evaluated against the nonexistent, non-realizable utopias of socialism or communism.

Any earthly system, when compared with a utopia, will not fare well. Indeed, socialism sounds good but, when practiced, leads to disaster.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/walter-e-williams/some-ideas-to-think-about/

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Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here’s the road map: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen… Read the rest of this entry »

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was Predictable | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 24, 2018

https://mises.org/wire/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-was-predictable

Beyond the typical R vs. D analysis that continues to grab headlines, what is most troubling about Ocasio’s meteoric rise to political fame is her complete disregard for basic economics.

A brief look at her platform is enough to realize that the ideas of socialism are alive and well in American politics.

Her platform is centered on the following policy planks:

  • Medicare for all
  • Free public university
  • Universal jobs guarantee
  • Housing as a human right

The common denominator of all her proposals is the amount of faith placed in the State to conduct private affairs. Channeling the spirit of failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders , Ocasio describes her program asdemocratic socialism . Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch “Make America Venezuela: Cortez Avoids “Socialist” Label” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 1, 2018

Make America Great Again Venezuela.

Cortez is “not about (socialist) labels”, she is about free stuff.

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Capitalism vs. Socialism – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on May 30, 2018

Think Sean Penn Venezuela

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/05/walter-e-williams/capitalism-vs-socialism/

Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college. For the most part, neither they nor many of their teachers and professors know what free market capitalism is…

Tragically, two-thirds to three-quarters of the federal budget can be described as Congress taking the rightful earnings of one American to give to another American — using one American to serve another. Such acts include farm subsidies, business bailouts, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare and many other programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shouldn’t the US Return to Its Constitution? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 13, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/laurence-m-vance/shouldnt-the-united-states-return-to-its-constitution/

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…In a speech at his alma mater—the University of Texas— on February 1, ahead of a five-nation Latin American tour, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson declared that many people in Latin America “still live under the oppression of tyranny.” He then singled out the regime in Venezuela:

Tillerson took some questions after his speech. A senior studying government asked a question regarding Venezuela:

So a commonly proposed solution to a lot of the problems in the country is the removal of President Maduro from power. In your opinion, is this removal necessary, and what could the U.S.’s role be in the possible regime change, especially considering the turmoil that could surmount from such a change?

Here is Tillerson’s response:

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Tillerson Talks Possible Venezuela Military Coup, Asks Maduro to Resign – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 2, 2018

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/02/01/tillerson-talks-possible-venezuela-military-coup-asks-maduro-to-resign/

Venezuela’s military has historically deep ties to the US, which has led to past coup attempts being pinned on the US. Tillerson, in his comments, may be trying to get out in front of the next attempt by disavowing direct involvement before it even happens.

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THIS Is Socialism

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 26, 2017

This is the future millennials believe in.

Thank the progressive, presstitute media, progressive government schools and government schooled parents who would let their children out of the house with ideas like this in their heads. The post below indicates reality may eventually sink in for a few.

The fact that this discussion even exists boggles the mind.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/12/no_author/this-is-socialism/

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2016/03/24/millennials-like-socialism-until-they-get-jobs/?utm_term=.be62e1549403

…All of the various economic models employed by dictators, thugs, and autocratic rulers worldwide have produced nothing but misery, hardship, and death, yet far too many American Millennials are supportive and even fascinated by them.

Communism, as practiced by the Soviet Union, was ultimately responsible for its demise.

Marxism, as practiced by Cuba, transformed over decades what was once a thriving Caribbean hotspot into an impoverished, decrepit nightmare.

And socialism, as its being practiced in Venezuela, is turning that once-prosperous South American jewel into a failed state. As reported by The New York Times, things have gotten so bad there that food transports cannot move without a military escort. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 15, 2017

The CIA, again, still.

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/august/14/attack-venezuela-trump-cant-be-serious/

The current unrest in Venezuela is related to the economic shortcomings of that country’s centrally-planned economy. The 20th century has shown us very clearly that state control over an economy leads to mismanagement, mal-investment, massive shortages, and finally economic collapse. That is why those of us who advocate free market economics constantly warn that US government intervention in our own economy is leading us toward a similar financial crisis.


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