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‘Real World’ Markets and the Benefits of Capitalism

Published on November 29, 2011 By sirrahc

Y’know, sometimes it amazes me how otherwise-intelligent people can fail to see or understand some things that seem so obvious to me. The benefits of free-market capitalism is one of those things. Despite the evidence from the past couple hundred years, some people — even among our leaders in Washington, D.C., apparently — still seem […]

Why the ‘Occupy’ Crowd Should Be Thankful

Published on November 23, 2011 By sirrahc

Note to self: Need to come up with something Thanksgiving-themed to post before traveling for the holidays. Hmmm, what to write, what to write…? Ah, I know… “Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense: …’Occupy’ is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid […]

Why Capitalism Is the Best Thing Goin’

Published on November 20, 2011 By sirrahc

We hear a lot these days — even before all the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ nonsense — about the evils of capitalism. They say it is inherently corrupt, immoral, selfish, unfair, and brutal. It’s based on pure greed and exploitation. I say, “Baloney!” People are by nature imperfect and selfish, some more than others, so anywhere […]

Jewish Freedom and the Free Market

Published on September 29, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

In today’s excerpt from Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006), Larry Sternberg returns to the issue of free market capitalism, its benefits, and what part a good Jew should play in the system…. Most observers of American politics would agree that between the two competing political doctrines of liberalism and conservatism, when […]

Socialism, Liberalism, and American Jews

Published on September 9, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

In his book Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006), Larry F. Sternberg gives a bit of history, explaining how Jews in the late-18th & early-19th centuries came to think so highly of “socialism”. Unfortunately, they did not understand the true, basic tenets of the system, and it cost them and their descendants […]

Liberals, Jews, and Class Warfare (Part 2 of 2)

Published on August 26, 2010 By sirrahc
This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Jews and Liberalism

Here is another excerpt from the terrific book Why Jews Should NOT Be Liberals (2001, rev. 2006) by Larry F. Sternberg. Specifically, we continue from the last post, in which Sternberg (with insights from Thomas Sowell and Judge Robert Bork) looked at the tendency of liberals to not only group people into classes but to […]

Newt's War on the SECULAR Socialist Machine

Published on June 13, 2010 By sirrahc

“[E]ven more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists is a second threat that is right here at home. It is an ideology so fundamentally at odds with historic American values that it threatens to undo the cultural ethics that have made our country great. I call it ‘secular-socialism.’” — Newt Gingrich A few weeks […]

Progress and Progressivism in American Politics

Published on June 6, 2010 By sirrahc

I was reading the other day in Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great about America?. There is a chapter in which D’Souza discusses how the West became the dominant civilization in the modern era owing to its “invention” of science, democracy, & capitalism. A concept central to the flourishing of these enterprises is “the idea […]

This Ain't No Waterloo

Published on March 24, 2010 By sirrahc

Stupak and the Blue Dogs caved / drank the Kool-Aid / got bought off — don’t hold your breath for that executive order, Bart — and the Senate’s bill passed the House. Now what? Some on the Left (and part-time Republicans like David Frum) are saying that the passing of Obamacare signifies a “Waterloo” moment […]

This Man's a Genius

Published on February 17, 2010 By sirrahc

As the late Adrian Rogers said, “You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” Some of you may have seen this, already. It was emailed to me a couple weeks ago, and I finally decided to include it here. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s a true story, but it illustrates the point beautifully: An economics […]

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