Archive for the ‘Statism’ Category

Comments Off on Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. SUV Knocks Down Police Abuse Protester, Then Drives Off

REASON – The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department poured gasoline on a fire when one of its cruisers struck a 61-year-old protestor Saturday night and then drove off. The woman, identified as Wanda Cleveland, was among the protestors rallying in response to the Sacramento Police’s fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, while police were investigating a 911 […]

Comments Off on Administrative Law Is the Real “Deep State”

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – I’m not a fan of conspiracy theories. When people ask me whether there is some sinister, behind-the-scenes cabal running Washington, I tell them that petty corruption, self interest, and “public choice” are much better explanations for the nonsensical policies being imposed on the country. So you won’t be surprised that rhetoric about […]

Comments Off on From Bad to Worse: The Ongoing Implosion of Venezuelan Statism

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – As far as I’m concerned, everything you need to know about capitalism vs. statism is captured in this chart comparing per-capita economic output in Chile and Venezuela. Ask yourself which country offers more opportunity, especially for the poor? The obvious answer is Chile, where poverty has rapidly declined ever since the country […]

Comments Off on The Statism-Generated Misery of Venezuela, Captured in Four Videos

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – Yesterday’s column looked at the continued government-caused decay of Venezuelan society. To put it mildly, it’s a very sad story of how pervasive statism can destroy a country. I also wondered whether leftists such as Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, and Jeremy Corbyn will ever change their minds and (hopefully) apologize for giving […]

Comments Off on 12 Brilliant Quotes by Herbert Spencer on the Fallacies of Statism

FEE.ORG – April 27th marks the birthday of Herbert Spencer, who merits attention in several respects. He was a polymath who made important contributions in many areas, including political theory and philosophy. He achieved greater widespread popularity than any other English-language philosopher and is thought to be the only philosopher to sell over a million […]

Comments Off on Genuine Free Markets Easily Out-Perform “State-Led Capitalism”

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – The good news is that some honest leftists have thrown in the towel and now openly admit that capitalism generates more prosperity. They still don’t want free markets, of course. For ideological reasons, they continue to push for a big welfare state. But at least they admit their redistributionist policies lead to […]