Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Capitalists of today,

Most of us are uncomfortable with change. Ask someone who's been through a divorce, or the loss of a job. This human instinct is what makes many people cringe when they hear of "jobs going overseas". But in order to advance our standard of living changes such as elimination of some jobs, substitution of resources, or a different way of doing things is necessary. That's why Capitalism is the best economic system around. Unlike other systems, Capitalism welcomes and embraces change; the Capitalists of today are glad to lead us into tomorrow.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Something to consider,

When you hear a person speak of their need of health care, you need to consider something. That person's need is health care, someone else's need is an automobile, someone else's need is food on the table ..Etc. Etc.
The problem with socialism is that one person's need becomes everyone's responsibility. We Capitalists know that when a person is forced to perform on their own abilities they supply their own needs better than the government can. That may mean depending on private citizens like friends and family for a period of time.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The million dollar question,

While listening to Tom Sullivan's show on KFBK yesterday I heard Tom ask an excellent question. He was telling of how the way to end poverty involves the private sector not government; he pointed out that we know the government does a lousy job so the question is, "do we want to expand something that does a lousy job?" That is something we should all ask ourselves now that politicians are trying to expand the government in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Tom Sullivan's question is a very important one. Our answer to it is even more important.

Tom Sullivan

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Just imagine,

I've found it helps people understand economics when you use situations that do not involve politics to explain it. Can you imagine if the only people we had available as lovers were people that required lots of money and attention? People would date less often. Imagine if singers had to pay a ridiculous amount of money whenever they got on stage. We would fail to have the music that we listen to. The Capitalist way is to create opportunity, create fortune, create optimism, and to create your own success. When taxes are raised, such things are squashed. Then everyone suffers.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Today's problem,

It has been said in nearly every way possible that today people are too dependent on the government to fulfill their needs. But today it is no longer a left wing or liberal behavior. Today's conservatives have become very contented with government aid being given to people. A person's political stripe doesn't have as much to do with their behavior as their basic beliefs about life do. That's why conservatives and liberals today aren't willing to eliminate government welfare programs; they both want voters to see them as "compassionate". They believe that life itself is about helping one another unselfishly so that we can have a perfect world. What today's people need to learn is that we will never have a perfect world, but we can have a great one if we trust nature over the ideas of intellectuals.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

A sign of the times,

Regular readers of my blog (if there is such a thing) may grow weary of how I continue to talk about FDR's New Deal and how it is responsible for today's entitlement mentality. But what happened recently in New Orleans really makes that clear. During the Great Depression many men, women, and children had to go for long periods of time with no money, food, or shelter. But those people didn't shoot at government officials with guns, or rape innocent women. A lot of that went on in New Orleans. People began to demand that their needs be met "or else"; thus looting, robbing, and raping went on. Those events are the first time Americans have reacted to hardship in that manner. It started with FDR's New Deal and every president since has not totally removed the government from taking care of people's needs for them. Just like FDR gave in to the peoples cries in the wake of the Great Depression, George Bush has promised government aid in order to satisfy Americans who experienced hardship. As long as such promises are made, we can expect to see people's behavior to reach new levels of lunacy to get what they feel they are "entitled" to.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Not a Capitalist decision,

Last night's speech by our president fell short of advancing Capitalist ideas. He not only promised to increase government spending to rebuild New Orleans, but also said that current poverty in New Orleans is due to "racism". Anyone who knows enough about economics to fit on the edge of a dime knows that nearly every time poverty stays in a given area for a long period of time the government is often to blame. So if the government created poverty in New Orleans, why then turn to it for the solution? President Bush seems to have pulled a page out of FDR's New Deal policy book.

President George W. Bush

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The sins of our fathers,

Past generations of Americans gave us the idea that our government should take care of us. The Constitution of course makes it clear that the government's role is not to provide for the people, but to give people the freedom to provide for themselves. During the Great Depression many Americans gave up on Capitalism. They begged the government to intervene in their lives for security. They traded freedom for security. Still today we are stuck with the same government system. Someone once said "anyone who trades freedom for security deserves neither". That is what we are looking at today.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Race is a non issue in the 21st Century,

Racism as we know it would end tomorrow if free market Capitalism was allowed to take over our economy 100%. Race itself isn't important when it comes to productivity. Whether you work for someone or own your own business, productivity is what creates your wealth. That's why today Americans of every stripe who bring themselves out of poverty inspire us; they help us to see that no matter how we came into this world we are all capable of great things. Today's Democrat Party puts emphasis on grouping people. (black, white, straight, gay, male, female..Etc) Conservatives on the other hand believe in individual freedom; it is individual productivity that drives America not social classes. Thus issues such as race are non issues in the 21st Century. Read David Limbaugh's piece to learn more.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Give a man enough rope,

Most of you are familiar with the saying "give a man enough rope and he will hang himself". Thats exactly what is happening to today's anti-capitalists. A good example just happened in my home state of Tennessee. The Tenncare Program was recently cancelled (Tenncare was medical care for the poor at the expense of Tennessee taxpayers) after the governor and the people of Tennessee realized the cost of socialized medicine was too much. Now before the governor reached that conclusion he proposed huge cuts in the program to save it, but the Tenncare advocates drove a hard bargain and refused any cuts to the program. So as a result those advocates now have no Tenncare. So the greed of the anti-capitalists is what led to their loss. Had they been willing to accept some of the governor's cuts they could still have their program; by being too greedy with taxpayers money they suffered the consequences. Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A moral case for Capitalism,

In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, it is easy to see why depending on the government for help is not a good idea. That's not only true in times of need, but also true in daily decision making. The free market is not a person and therefore not against anyone except someone not willing to work hard. The reason you allow the free market to set price for something is because supply and demand help the greatest number of people possible given the current situation. When government steps in to help you have a lot of things in the mix......political favors for some people, shortages, and loss of liberty. As a result many people and their ideas suffer once the government invades Capitalism. Is that where we want to be?

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Anti-Capitalist looters are not new,

America is once again seeing the animal like behavior of looters (in Louisiana); the last time America saw such a thing in the media was during the Los Angeles riots following the Rodney King verdict. Capitalists know that such behavior is wrong, but we also realize that "looters" include more than participants in a city riot. Ayn Rand noted all believers in anti-Capitalist ideas as looters. In her famous book Atlas Shrugged, the bad guys who seek to kill individualism are often identified as looters. All people who believe a strong government leads to prosperity are looters. They loot from ordinary people who believe the human spirit is the strongest helper man has. Ordinary people are what makes the world go 'round...(until the government comes and steals their wealth.)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Not so fast Reverend Jackson...

I am willing to deviate from my original purposes of starting a blog. I started Capitalism's Truths to teach Capitalism and teach it in a very fun manner. Capitalism isn't political any more than hard work and a paycheck are political, but in the wake of hurricane Katrina people like Rev. Jesse Jackson are exploiting poor people to advance their own personal anti-capitalist agenda. I don't have the power of a nation wide printing press, but damn if I'm going to let no-good- intentioned people put their ideas forth with no challenge. Look at this quote from the Rev.:

"Many black people feel that their race, their property conditions and their voting patterns have been a factor in the response....I'm not saying that myself, but what's self-evident is that you have many poor people without a way out." -- Rev. Jesse Jackson (from Michael Moore's website)

First of all, (Sharpton's favorite opening phrase) people like Rev. Jackson have for years stood for taking private property away from citizens who are "undeserving"(rich) and giving it to people "deserving"(poor). And he insults poor people by saying they haven't a "way out"; if there is a tiny fraction of truth in that statement, it is because of the Jesse Jackson's of the world that poverty is glorified in urban America today. No Jesse, you won't get away with your lies in my territory.

Jesse Jackson

My kind of Capitalist

(courtesy of Glenn )

No post today....this picture is worth 1,000 words! My kind of Capitalist!