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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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I’m not going to sit here while critics of Bain badmouth the United States of America

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:49am 1/10/2012 at 11:49am

Any criticism of Bain, much less a criticism of how our possible nominee ran the firm, is an attack on free markets and capitalism.  Or so we are being told.

No, it’s not.  I have been almost alone against the chorus of “Newt’s anti-capitalist”:

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Selling out capitalism in the defense of Romney and Bain

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 8:38am 1/10/2012 at 8:38am

We don’t know all of the details of how Bain conducted its business under Mitt Romney, but we do know that in at least several instances the conduct was to squeeze out cash while leaving behind a failed company.  In many other instances Bain helped companies to grow.

In a capitalist system,...

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Why are there homeless people in San Francisco?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2011 at 11:03am 7/18/2011 at 11:03am

As you know, I’m visiting here.  And one thing I’ve noticed is that there are quite a few homeless people.

Why are the people of San Francisco so heartless?  They must all be Tea Party supporters.

Why don’t the politicians here care about the poor?  They must be Republicans.

How can citizens just walk by without helping? ...

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Dead Heat in Indiana-09 (Todd Young v. Baron Hill)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:36am 10/28/2010 at 9:36am

Todd Young is on my Top 10 List, running against incumbent Baron Hill in Indiana-09 district.

Hill embodies the arrogance which has characterized Democratic Party control of Congress for the past several years:

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New polling shows that the race is a toss-up.  Via The Hill,

Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) holds a slim, two-point...

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Nationalize Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:26am 5/20/2009 at 10:26am

We are in the process of nationalizing and/or federalizing vast stretches of our economy, including the auto industry, banks, and health care. Individual property rights have taken a back seat to political priorities.

I am against this trampling of individual property rights, which are the foundation of our democracy. But if it...

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Stimulus Project Of The Day: Skateboard Park In Struggling City

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 9:37am 3/17/2009 at 9:37am

Pawtucket, RI, is just north of Providence. Pawtucket (pronounced “p-tuket” to those in...

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Summers: Ignore The Excess of Fear (My Boss Created)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2009 at 1:56pm 3/13/2009 at 1:56pm

Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, says we must overcome the “excess of fear”:

President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser said Friday the nation’s economic crisis has led to an ”excess of fear” among Americans that must be broken...

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Barack Got Enemy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 9:13am 3/1/2009 at 9:13am

What is it with this President? Obama has an obsessive need to find enemies against whom to campaign. When Obama’s presidency is over, hopefully in four years (but likely eight years) there will be two sets of psychologists: Those who provide therapy to the American population which has seen its life...

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Sharansky May Be Israeli Foreign Minister – What We Can Learn

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 8:36am 2/24/2009 at 8:36am

The website DebkaFile is reporting that Bibi Netanyahu’s choice for Israeli Foreign Minister is Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky, a hero of the Soviet refusenik movement. For those of you who are not familiar with...

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Maybe Chris Dodd Will Sell “Waitress Sandwiches” To Balance The Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 16, 2009 at 4:25pm 1/16/2009 at 4:25pm

I must have slept through the 80’s and 90’s, because I never heard the one about Chris Dodd, Ted Kennedy, and the “waitress sandwich.” I learned about this for the first time today, reading a great (so what else is new) column by the Chicago Tribune’s John Kass about Roland Burris....

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Should General Motors Go Chapter 11?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2008 at 9:26am 11/17/2008 at 9:26am

An Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal argues that Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a better alternative to endless bailouts. UPDATE: Here is another view, arguing that Chapter 11 would be a “death knell” for the US auto industry. UPDATE No. 2: Another article arguing in favor of Chapter 11.

 
 
 

Is It Time For Conservatives To Sit Down In The Snow?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 8:18am 11/11/2008 at 8:18am

Conservatives face a choice. Yield to “progressive” policies which, once implemented will take a generation to undo, or stand on principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and capitalism? Giving in is much easier, but in the long run more costly. We can learn a lot about the power of standing on...

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Final Thoughts – It’s the Trust, Stupid

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 3, 2008 at 4:21pm 11/3/2008 at 4:21pm

As we conclude this final day before the election, the arguments have been made, the advertisements run, and the cash spent. Through all the noise, the essential decision facing the American people has not changed.

It’s all about trust.

I trust John McCain. Although I have never met him, I feel I know...

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Is Iran America’s Future?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 8:59am 10/30/2008 at 8:59am

It has been a while since I have agreed with Thomas Friedman, but Mr. Friedman has a good observation on the economic forces which may lead to the collapse of the Iranian regime:

Under Ahmadinejad, Iran’s mullahs have gone on a domestic subsidy binge — using oil money to cushion the prices...

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Is This Market Volatility the End of Capitalism?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 1:01pm 10/16/2008 at 1:01pm

Are we witnessing the end of capitalism? Has it ever been this bad?





Do these charts show the end of capitalism? I guess that depends on how you look at things.

The first chart tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1920-1940, when the average went from a high of 380.33 in 1929,...

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