Capitalism Is Clean, Socialism Is Unsanitary

All of us at some point in our lives have experienced what I am about to describe to you. You’re with your friends or family in a public place like a park having a barbeque and after an ice-cold beer or two you realize you have to run to the bathroom. Hopefully, all you are…

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My Ex girlfriend, Salmonella and Socialism

My ex-girlfriend used to make these unbearable YouTube videos featuring these really bad “life hacks.” The worst one hands down was her using raw chicken breast to clean the inside of her car (in all honesty it really does pick up every single last piece of dust and leaves your car interior shiny, but you…

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Kodos And Kang On Inflation

If you are familiar with The Simpsons then you know about my two favorite recurring minor characters: Kodos and Kang. They are both aliens who hover in a flying saucer making jokes at earth’s expense, satirizing human insanity. They have some really great lines. I would like to imagine that if ever asked about income…

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Detroit and nagasaki

August 9th, 1945 three days after the bombing of Hiroshima my 19 year old great uncle Armand is inside one of the many P-51 fighters escorting “Fat Man” on the way to Nagasaki. After that bomb dropped he lived everyday of the rest of his life with extreme guilt he woke up every day for…

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Debt Based Economies

Throughout time there have been many societies that built debt-based forms of money and even entire debt-based economies. The purpose of this article is to explain how that is accomplished, particularly in the United States. The first type of debt-based economy that was frequently seen in the United States was called Company scrip. Scrip is…

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Do you even know what socialism is??

I would bet my life that if you are someone who identifies themself as a socialist, that you can’t give me the definition of socialism…This is completely Bernie Sanders’ fault. More on him later. Socialism is all about who owns the means of production. “Classical” socialism according to Karl Marx is when the workers would…

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Why I stopped being a socialist

I was a die-hard Marxist because I believed that the workers should own the means of production etc you get the idea. One video of Tom Woods explaining how that has led to millions of deaths and then the economic calculation problem and I got really into libertarianism. For a while I was on the…

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Rich People Love Socialism

One of the biggest problems with the current conversation on income inequality in America is the leniency with which people get to define their ideal political economy.  Socialism has taken on about 15 different meanings with god knows how many “definitions” accompanying it.  There is revolutionary socialism, democratic socialism, national socialism and Marxist-socialism all of…

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The Game Is Rigged: America’s Decline In Living Standards part 2

The middle class in America is now working to support banks, instead of banks working for them. There was a time in America where the average middle class person could put their money into a money market account and get about 6-7% interest on it back in the early 1990s, savings accounts have been around much…

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The Game Is Rigged: America’s Decline In Living Standards part 1

There is a lot of talk about income inequality coming out of the left in this country, especially during this election season.  Bernie Sanders in particular is leading that pack, but I don’t hear anyone talking about what is actually causing income inequality and the decline in the standard of living in America. All I…

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