capitalism

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Flyer from Occupy LA would be a good slim jim for RP

Not exactly as is, but the key points ought to ring a bell around here:

http://maxkeiser.com/2011/10/09/this-flyer-is-going-around-o...

I really hope Ron Paul will attend an event. He need not endorse, just appear before the people, ready to listen.

1 vote

Why I believe in capitalism and free markets

Well I finally took the plunge and started some dialog with the folks over at occupywallst.org. I figured If I'm going to rant about liberty, constitutional government and sound money I might as well try and spread my message beyond the lowly forums of DP. Today I posted a message entitled, "Why I believe in capitalism and the free markets" I thought I'd share it with you all as well. I received some very positive feedback from folks over there. It's like they have never been exposed to the philosophies of Murry Rothbard.

Here goes...

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Winning the hearts and minds of the 99%

I just got a big win for our movement by forging a principled agreement with a strongly influential young progressive activist. This type of exchange is exactly why I'm so encouraged about our opportunity here with the occupy movement. What do you think?

Here are the posts:

Progressive friend:

2 votes

Final event from 'Capitalism Awareness Week' about to begin. BB&T's John Allison

I've seen 2 of the other 4 events and they were excellent. John Allison begins at 8:00 pm Eastern and will discuss the origins of the financial crisis
stream:
http://capitalismweek.org/live/
description:
http://capitalismweek.org/#events
event archive:
http://www.livestream.com/capitalismweek

The Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Cures

John Allison, Former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation

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House Committee to investigate 'crony capitalism' in the Obama administration

http://thehill.com/video/house/182635-issa-to-investigate-cr...

Issa said the committee was looking at whether it was improper for members of Congress or White House staff to select companies eligible for subsidized government loans when those companies could give campaign donations. Loan programs have been a popular tool to provide funding for popular industries — like tech, green energy, and American auto companies — at more favorable terms than could be secured privately.

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Solyndra -- Tip of the Crony-Capitalist Iceberg

The problem President Obama has with Solynrda is not necessarily isolated to the company and its collapse. The real problem lies in the fact that Solyndra symbolizes the collapse of the crony capitalist model that has become the hallmark of administration policy.

34 votes

FDA to Ban Food Nutrients

http://youtu.be/ZONcV4q5O9Q

The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. The result was that Congress passed a law prohibiting the FDA from banning popular nutrients (as the agency had threatened to do). There was, however, a loophole in the 1994 law. The FDA was given authority to regulate ingredients introduced after October 15, 1994. It has been 17 years, but the FDA just issued draconian proposals as to how it intends to regulate what it now calls "new dietary ingredients." If implemented, some of the most effective nutrients you are taking will be removed from the market. This includes many fish oil formulas and natural plant extracts. –

http://articles.mercola.c...

Dominant Social Theme: Raw milk and fish oil can kill you. It is much better to eat "heart healthy" potato chips.

More:
www.thedailybell.com/bell...

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Solyndra and Obama's Crony Capitalism

I could have written this article by the word a few days ago... this author probably read my mind.
http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/09/obamas-crony-capitalism

Some people still believe that China's rise is due to their central planning and economic micromanagement, where companies helped by the government overwhelm their competition around the world...

1 vote

Capitalism versus Corporatism

Like Ron Paul, I didn't watch Obama's speech. However, I heard that Obama gushed over the government-subsidized transcontinental railroad to bolster the case for his latest corporatist spend-a-thon.

2 votes

A must watch video with Milton Friedman and Phil Donahue

For those who haven't seen this it is an excellent video with Milton Friedman (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner)talking to Phil Donahue about capitalism.

I am sure many here are hoping to get this idea across to the big government Republicans. I'm sure Phil and the others on his side will never change their minds.

http://youtu.be/RWsx1X8PV_A

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