Posts Tagged ‘crony capitalism’

It isn’t socialism and the status quo is most likely unjust when 95% of the whose who sympathize with the elite “clique that revolves around Washington, D.C. and Wall Street” prefer the corporatist president to the constitutionalist congressman, according to a recent poll.

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A facebook friend, Andrew Taranto, posted:

Ayn Rand was, at least rhetorically speaking, a capitalist and an anti-libertarian. Shouldn’t we, libertarians, regard this as significant when considering the value of the term “capitalist”?

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via Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson’s blog: Freedom is not a conservative idea. It is not a prop for corporate power and the political-economic statist quo. Libertarianism is, in fact, a revolutionary doctrine, which would undermine and overthrow every form of state coercion and authoritarian control. If we want liberty in our lifetimes, the realities of our politics need to live up to the promise our principles—we should be radicals, not reformists; anarchists, not smaller-governmentalists; defenders of real freed markets and private property, not apologists for corporate capitalism, halfway privatization or existing concentrations of wealth. Libertarianism should be a people’s movement and a liberation movement, and we should take our cues not from what’s politically polite, but from what works for a revolutionary people-power movement. Here’s how:

Part One (10:00):

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In response to Professor Walter Block’s response to the ‘anti-capitalist’ proponents of free markets.

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Kevin Carson on the real meaning of ‘casino capitalism’.

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The economic war being waged against Greece, the E.U.—and North America! (40:07):

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Sheldon Richman differentiates capitalism from a freed market followed by a Q&A session in an event sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation held at George Mason University. Mr. Richman said at his blog, the lecture deals “with the confusion about the word ‘capitalism’ and the historical reasons why what is known as capitalism has little to do with the free market” (79:12):

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