Far-left U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) spoke to a group of adoring fans at the South by Southwest conference who know as much about economics as she does. The question of automation came up: “We should not feel nervous about the tollbooth collector not having to collect tolls. We should be excited by that. But […]
The Muppets are back to the cinema after twelve long agonizing years for fans that withstood the brunt in the interim of terrible, terrible, terrible Muppet telefilms. The Muppet gang (along with Disney) are trying to bring back their former glory. Can guest celebrity appearances and a big budget turn the tide? Will ‘The Muppets’ be recognized as a sensational, celebrational, muppetational movie by old and new fans? Find out now on Movieology!
In Time proposes a system where time is money, and the wealthy can live forever. The poor die young, and ‘the rich never live’ they say. It’s up to Will Salas to liberate mankind from the market of commoditized time. So does capitalism rule over this sci-fi adventure? Or does marxism steal this twisted romance? Find out now on Movieology!
What? A romantic comedy starring acting veterans Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? Is it even possible for ‘Larry Crowne’ to be anything less than spectacular!? Of course, It’s not a given that any film will be great solely because of the actors, and this is unfortunately the case with ‘Larry Crowne’. Stewart takes a good look at the protagonists’ sense (or lack) of morality and whether or not Larry truly is a paragon of virtue in this episode of Movieology!
Of course, leftists will argue that there wouldn’t have been any need for mines if we were all communists, since the miners would never have been trapped deep in the earth in the first place. It was greedy capitalists that opened the mine. These anti-capitalists probably sent their anti-capitalist message to their commie comrades on […]
In a study released in Financial Times in late 2006, it was revealed that the richest 2% of adults in the world own more than 50% of the total assets, while the poorest half of the population hold a mere 1%. Statistics like this were highly prevalent during the Obama presidential campaign, and they are gaining resurgence from Michael Moore’s recent bit of uninformed celluloid propaganda, Capitalism: A Love Story. Although these statistics may help to foster greed and envy among the poor of the world, they really only confirm the "Golden Rule" of politics – i.e. he who has the gold makes the rule – a point that is well-made by Hernando de Soto in his book The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else.
The concept “social justice” means different things to different people. Justice is often equated with social equality, a mistaken notion if there ever was one. In looking for a helpful way to explain the meaning of justice, baseball comes to mind. Rarely are teams equal in ability. This is especially true with the younger age groups. What if umpires had the jurisdictional authority to level inequities at the request of a manager who believes that the opposing team has better players? Both teams know the rules going into the game. Umpires are present to ensure that the rulebook is followed to the letter. As long as the players and coaches follow the rules and umpires enforce the rules, justice prevails even if there are inequities. It is not the job of an umpire to eliminate disparities. Who would ever want to play the game if the rules always change at the discretion of an umpire?
The rich often get a bum rap. Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that “the rich” get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without the rich, most people would not have jobs.
When was the last time you visited a Chick-Fil-A restaurant? If your experience was anything like mine, you were treated to great customer service, an affordable tasty meal, and a clean restaurant.