Thanksgiving: The Producer’s Holiday

Thanksgiving: The Producer’s Holiday

Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce. The cornucopia filled with exotic flowers and delicious fruits, the savory turkey with aromatic trimmings, the mouth-watering pies, the colorful decorations — it’s all a testament to the creation of...
The Rise of Capitalism and the Dignity of Labor

The Rise of Capitalism and the Dignity of Labor

The market, or capitalist, economic system has transformed the material world in wondrous ways over the last 200 years. Poverty, once the natural condition of virtually all of humanity, is being lifted from people’s shoulders, not only in the Western world but also...
Still Haunting The World: Karl Marx and Marxism 200 Years Later

Still Haunting The World: Karl Marx and Marxism 200 Years Later

A specter continues to haunt the world, the specter of Karl Marx. Two hundred years ago, on May 5, 1818, the father of twentieth century totalitarian communism, the guidebook writer of revolutionary mass-murdering dictatorship, and the inspirer of disastrous socialist...
A Not-So Great Society: The Legacy of Lyndon Johnson

A Not-So Great Society: The Legacy of Lyndon Johnson

The “untouchable” entitlement programs at the heart of the current debt crisis are the outgrowths of the redistributive programs introduced by or greatly expanded during the  presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous...
Karl Marx: The Man Behind the Communist Revolution

Karl Marx: The Man Behind the Communist Revolution

When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, for more than a century after his death – and even until today – there have been few thinkers whose ideas have been as...

Heroes of Capitalism (Video)

Prior to the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain during the late 18th century, abysmal poverty was prevalent the world over, including in Britain. With the Industrial Revolution, conditions began to dramatically improve, first in Britain, then in Western Europe,...

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