Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
For a good follow up, check out Capitalism.org's piece on freedom.
Sunday, May 29, 2005
So who was responsible for pricing the poor man out of the taxi service? The answer is rich owners of taxi companies who wish to price out competition. So the liberal politicians pass licensing laws to supposedly protect people from poor customer service, but in the end kick the poor man to the curb at the rich man's request. So who is really for the rich man?
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Germany at one time, tried printing more money to cure the national debt. As a result coined and paper money was no longer scarce, so it wouldn't have made your day if you found a $20 money piece on the sidewalk; because money at that time was easy to find and therefore not worth as much. In fact one can of beer might have cost you as much as $500!. We've learned over time that the best system to deal with the scarcity monster is Capitalism.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Thomas Sowell calls this concept, "thinking beyond stage one". That's all Capitalism is nothing more, nothing less. If you think beyond stage one, then you are thinking like a Capitalist.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005
So what do I mean by create? To some it means investing money made from a part-time job, to others it means purchasing a business, and some may even risk starting a totally new kind of business. When these kind of businesses succeed we all benefit, because they can only succeed by providing us with a good or service we enjoy.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
If you have someone you want to marry, they may act angry at times, forgetful sometimes, and downright hateful at times. To the others that don't love that person, such qualities aren't worth putting up with. But if they satisfy your want for companionship, those qualities are a small price to pay. So you say to yourself that your spouse is "close enough to perfect for me!". That's exactly how I feel about Capitalism.
"She kisses me each morning, and smiles a sleepy smile. She doesn't have to say it, I can see it in her eyes. Don't you worry about my woman or what you think she ought to be. She's close enough to perfect for me."- Carl Chambers
Friday, May 20, 2005
Thanks to Capitalism, "poor" in America is considered rich to the rest of the world. Like Walter E. Williams often says: If a unborn spirit was condemned by God to suffer poverty on earth, but given the chance to choose it's place of birth, you could safely bet that the unborn spirit would choose America!
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what is wrong about this guy's criticisms of Capitalism; there are too many errors for this one post to hold. To make it simple, let's just say that things are the exact opposite, than what he claims. The rich people (doctors, employers, CEO's) create such products as medicines and automobiles to get rich, but in turn these inventions benefit the not-so-rich man. Take away Capitalism- take away those benefits. Go to a third world country and you'll see the horror up close.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Monday, May 16, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
My father (and many other fathers out there) always advised his children to "never argue about religion or politics". Regardless if you agree with my father's wisdom, he is using that Truth of Capitalism I've just described. The cost of having a political or religious discussion is often greater than the cost of discussing other topics. Often arguments or fights can start and valuable time can be wasted.
Sammy Kershaw explained this well in his song Politics, Religion, and Her. Here are some of the words:
" Politics can start a fight. Religion's hard to know who's right. And one more topic I won't touch...that one's her -- it hurts too much." -Sammy Kershaw
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Moral of the story: when the government leaves the people alone, they do much better than with the government's help!
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Another basic truth that a lot don't know, is that outsourcing has been going on since the beginning of man. Outsourcing is trashed by folks who call it "taking jobs overseas", without ever considering just why outsourcing takes place. I could list a lot of reasons why it does take place but to save time suffice it to say that it is nothing new.When our Marines used the Navajo Indian's code to take Iwo Jima in WWII, you could say we outsourced jobs to the Navajo Indians that Americans could have done. But thanks to the Navajo Indian's and their language Major Howard Connor of the US Marines in WWII said: "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima."
Monday, May 09, 2005
Sunday, May 08, 2005
"Long neck bottle Let go of my hand. Hey barroom mirror on the wall, go stare at someone else. Don't show the world the fool I am "-Garth Brooks
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005
Though he was only a teenager, my cousin understood one of Capitalism's Truths. When the cost changes, so does peoples' behavior. What happened on our vacation is what happened to the gas stations in the 1970's. The government artificially held the gas prices low, so everyone decided to take advantage of it and buy more gas; that's why waiting lines got to be the norm in those days.
Now can you see that you knew Capitalism before you may have realized it?
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford
Thursday, May 05, 2005
"Whatever form it takes, we need some kind of movement in this great nation of ours. The reason: Too many people have been left behind. " -Dwight Lewis (in above article)
The problem with Lewis's statement is that Capitalism leaves nobody behind. In a capitalist society like ours you can't fail if you offer goods and services that people want. It's all how you serve your fellow man that will make you or break you.
Want further proof of liberal bias in Tennessee's media? Take a look at The America Mind's website.
Let's say you have your favorite TV show that comes on Monday nights at 7pm. If that show gets moved to Tuesday nights, do you think your behavior might change? That's a no-brainer
of course; you will make all the necessary changes to be able to watch television on Tuesday instead of Monday. So why is this same concept misunderstood when it comes to prices? It's the same principle when gas prices were lowered by the government in the 1970's; people's behavior changed. As a result of people's changed behavior, waiting in line for hours to get gas was normal for nearly everyone at that time.
Moral of the story: Don't look at intentions to determine decisions...look at results.
"The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me."
-George Bernard Shaw
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Gene Watson taught this better than I ever could in his song Paper Rosie. In the song a old woman named Paper Rosie sold paper roses for extra cash, but since they were made of paper she only charged a dime.
"The sun goes down in Calvin county.Neon lights from an old beer sign, shown through the window out on the sidewalk.As I walked in to pass the time;I looked around, sat down at a table.Ordered beef on rye and a glass of wine.And through the door came a little old lady.She was selling paper roses and they only cost a dime.Paper Rosie, Paper Rosie. She sold you Paper Roses. But they only cost a dime"
"Like a breath of spring I could smell the rose.It came alive and I heard her say.Buy my Roses, pretty roses.They're only made of paper.But they only cost a dime." - Gene Watson
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
I can also choose to not buy mother anything for Mothers' Day this week. I would save money for me, but also create a unhappy mother. If I can eliminate the guilt and frustration of having a unhappy mother, I can benefit by saving money. But since I value my mother's happiness more than a $10 bill in my pocket right now; I'll buy her something. I will satisfy my want of mom's happiness, and her want of a Mothers' Day gift.