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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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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.

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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:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtmgQ2W3lhM?fs=1]

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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