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The free market capitalist system is the best system for supporting human dignity and pushing humans to behave morally. It does this by allowing individuals to take personal responsibility for their behavior. It allows individuals to find their most productive occupation, and forces people to face the challenges of the real world head on. It respects competition between free people. This is why it works and why only capitalism, of all systems, has led to permanently and significantly higher standards of living.
Today, the government spends roughly 40 to 45 cents of every health care dollar, while it also spends roughly 75 cents of every education dollar. These two sectors have more problems than any other two sectors of our economy. The greater the government interference in the competitive landscape, the higher the prices and the lower the quality. What more proof do we need?
In the end, undermining capitalism and supporting big government will harm the economy and hollow out people. Nonetheless, the economy is set to boom in the next 12 to 18 months and if every argument against bigger government is based on the performance of the economy right now, its advocates will appear to be wrong. If that ends up helping to push more government programs, it will be a very sad development indeed.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?