There’s a neglected dark side to the Swedish welfare model that its “democratic socialist” admirers seldom mention.
However vulgar, nationalistic and anti-capitalist is Trump’s presidency, he’s looking better than the alternative, each of whom shares the same moral premise and economic ideal as China.
People blame things like climate, the history of colonialism, racism, etc.
The idea of national self-determination cannot be a license to subjugate. No individual, no group of individuals, no self-identified national community has the moral right to create a tyrannical regime.
There is one final group in this fight for Europe’s future, which gives at least some hope.
By mistaking the real nature of international trade, the costs of tariffs, the effects of currency movements, and the supposed ease with which the United States could quickly re-establish itself as a low-cost manufacturer, Trump risks shredding the safety nets that have undergirded the U.S. economy for decades and plunging us into a war we are ill-equipped to fight.
From freedom to socialism and partially back again.
Government censorship will only reduce the ability to understand the causes of people guided by anti-capitalist ideas.
Fortunately for its citizens, but unfortunately for those who think Sweden is still socialist, the Swedish government, more or less by universal consensus, turned sharply back toward capitalism beginning in about 1995.
The best solution would be if the British authorities followed a policy of laissez-faire.
Despite some of the world’s highest taxes, Europe’s welfare states are fiscally unsustainable, suffering from slowly worsening structural deficits.
African tribes who captured other tribes sold them into slavery.
History demonstrates unequivocally that socialism works to destroy liberty and prosperity.
For years, I've heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn't have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that's not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary and Stossel TV...
The road not taken by Cuba, that of not having the revolution, is one on which the country would have been healthier and richer than it is now.
We need to take seriously the lesson of the last 25 years. It is because the peace process negated the principle of moral judgment, that it enabled the Palestinian movement to subjugate, indoctrinate, and impoverish its people while continuing to attack Israel.
The only kind of equality consistent with liberty is equality before the law — which doesn’t require that people be in fact equal.
Any rational view of our interests would recognize that Iran — along with Saudi Arabia — is a wellspring of the jihadist movement.
The United States could have defeated the Islamist forces in Afghanistan, but we did not believe we had a moral right to.
“You don’t need the government to dictate how to live your life, how much money you should make, how your family should be treated.”
A transport revolution is occurring all around Europe thanks to deregulation measures by the EU and national governments, which makes it increasingly possible for private businesses to enter railway and bus markets and make it evident that transportation doesn’t have to be – or better said, shouldn’t be, a public good provided by the state.
The Trump administration was right to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council. But to truly uphold the principle of rights, the U.S. itself needs to take seriously the moral difference between freedom and tyranny.
China demonstrated that our government debt, built over half a century of excessive welfare-state spending, is a major threat to our national security.
A trade war may also finally prompt China to do the smart thing and dump its trillion-plus holdings of U.S.
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