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Student Government at Santa Clara U. Rejects Pro-Capitalism Campus Club

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:30am 2/8/2017 at 10:30am

Do you think a campus group based on the teachings of socialism would face any scrutiny?

The College Fix reports:

Student government rejects pro-capitalism club: It’s ‘against humanity’ to allow it

Santa Clara University’s student government recently voted to deny a pro-capitalism campus club official recognition, citing the possibility that the group may invite...

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The Invisible Hand delivered your turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/24/2016 at 3:00pm

Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe, November 27, 2003, Giving thanks for the ‘invisible hand’:

Isn’t there something wondrous — something almost inexplicable — in the way your Thanksgiving weekend is made possible by...

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VIDEO: Socialism Makes People Selfish

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00am 7/22/2016 at 7:00am

The newest video from Prager University is hosted by Dennis Prager himself and is as entertaining as it is enlightening.

For the subject, Prager examines the differences between socialism and capitalism with an eye to the stereotype propagated by many on the left that capitalism makes people selfish.

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Sugar Shortage in Venezuela Forces Coca-Cola to Stop Production

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/21/2016 at 7:30pm

Coca-Cola has become the latest victim of socialism as the company announced it will no longer develop its product in Venezuela.

Without sugar, they can only produce sugar free Coca-Cola. From CBS News:

The Atlanta-based company said in an emailed statement Friday said that its production of sugar-sweetened beverages will be suspended in...

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New Poll Finds Most Millennials Reject Capitalism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00am 4/27/2016 at 7:00am

According to a new poll conducted by Harvard, a majority of Millennials reject the idea of capitalism.

It’s no surprise that a generation of people who grew up in the era of “everyone gets a trophy” reject the idea of unequal rewards based on hard work. Millennials were educated largely by public...

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Obama: Labels “Capitalism” and “Communism” Aren’t “Practical”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 11:00am 3/27/2016 at 11:00am

President Obama continued his “Spring Break” from America by undermining the foundations of the country’s successful economic system.

After dancing the night away, Obama was addressed the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall at Usina Del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

I guess to make a broader point, so often in...

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Conservatives win in … Jamaica

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/27/2016 at 12:30pm

Liberal and conservative mean different things in countries outside the U.S. but in Jamaica, the only party that resembles what we would call conservative is the Jamaica Labour Party.

The website Discover Jamaica describes the JLP this way:

The JLP is considered the more conservative and consistent party and has always espoused the...

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Does Hillary Clinton have ANY core beliefs other than power?

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/democratic-presidential-candidate-hillary-rodham-clinton-speaks-national-photo-043428437.html;_ylt=AwrC1Cn6p6dV9n4AdqXRtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTB1NTJzaDk0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNpbWFnZQ--
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 1:30pm 7/26/2015 at 1:30pm
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/democratic-presidential-candidate-hillary-rodham-clinton-speaks-national-photo-043428437.html;_ylt=AwrC1Cn6p6dV9n4AdqXRtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTB1NTJzaDk0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNpbWFnZQ--

Vermont’s “independent” “Socialist” Senator Bernie Sanders may have a lock on the left-wing vote but Hillary Clinton is doing everything she can to stop his rise.

In so doing, the ultimate crony capitalist is demonstrating, once again, that she has no core set of beliefs other than in obtaining power. Hillary is...

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Poll numbers for Pope Francis are not too heavenly

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 11:30am 7/26/2015 at 11:30am

Despite the fact that poll numbers are tanking so badly for Hillary Clinton that there is a new movement to draft Joe Biden, it turns out she has some competition for biggest drop in...

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Vice Planning IPO — The Making of a Media Empire?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:30pm 12/17/2014 at 7:30pm

There’s only one man in the world who is in journalism to get rich. That man is Shane Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Vice Media, Inc. 20 years in the making, Smith’s growing media empire has amassed him an estimated $400 million fortune, and according to widespread reports earlier this...

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Anatomy of a Campus Anti-Capitalist

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 6:20pm 12/13/2014 at 6:20pm

The opinion of capitalism as the greatest evil known to man is not only the dominant view at Cornell and other college campuses, it is the irrefutable dogma of the mindless droves of the overwhelming majority of faculty and students.

They look at the injustices in the world, at the inequities, and...

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Cities may need to “Kickstart” bankrupt budgets

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:30am 10/1/2013 at 8:30am

As a big fan of capitalism, I am fascinated by the concept of crowdfunding, whereby individuals network and pool their money via websites to support potentially profitable enterprises initiated by savvy entrepreneurs.

It’s small-scale venture capitalism!

Perhaps the best known crowdfunding enterprise is Kickstarter, which offers a chance for citizens to directly fund...

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Helium “Shortage” shows Big Government Solutions are full of Hot Air

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:15am 9/21/2013 at 8:15am

In the midst of a “government shutdown” diatribe and immigration reform fizzles,  a key bill quietly passed in the Senate by a huge margin that was actually quite important to many Americans:

Producers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on...

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Video – Freedom to Succeed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:15am 10/11/2012 at 8:15am

From Kevin Rennie’s Daily Ructions:

Greenwich, Connecticut resident Thomas Peterffy takes to the airwaves today to speak of the blessings of freedom. He’s an authority. Peterffy was born, according to Forbes, in Hungary in 1944 “during a Russian bombing raid.” He made it to America in 1965 and became a great success....

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Milton Friedman v. Obama/Warren/Lakoff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:40am 7/31/2012 at 9:40am

Today would be Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday.

I’ve played this video before, but it’s particularly timely in light of the “you didn’t build that” narrative which has become the foundation of the Obama campaign taken from Elizabeth Warren who took it from George Lakoff.

 
 
 

(Posting this paragraph does not mean I hate capitalism)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:52pm 1/11/2012 at 8:52pm

From The NY Times:

While his campaign advisers generally agree that Mr. Romney must explain his work at Bain, they are wary of engaging in an exhaustive public examination of the nearly 100 deals he was involved in, anxious that it could bog him down in the inevitably messy details of fixing...

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Eureka! I oppose capitalism because I teach at a law school

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10:28am 1/11/2012 at 10:28am

I knew that my position on Bain Capital would fray some relationships in the conservative blogosphere, but this post by Don Surber took me by surprise, Why Republicans Oppose Capitalism:

Newt and Rock Perry are trying to divide the party in a way I never imagined. I thought the divide would be between social conservatives...

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