Imagine my shock when I saw Steve Rattner on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS Sunday morning program claim that China’s form of “state capitalism” (rife with 5-year plans) was outperforming our comparatively “hands-off” form of capitalism. He bemoaned our lack of a government economic plan.
Your right to swing your fist ends at the tip of my nose.
Everyone is demanding their “rights”. If the “rights” they demand take away my rights, are they “rights”?
Being on the libertarian end of the political spectrum (most freedom) I’m all for human rights—do your thing; just don’t make me do your thing or get in the way of me doing my thing.
This begs the question: “What are ‘rights’?”. This is a pretty deep philosophical issue that goes back millennia. (more…)
Wars are battles of ideas, which is why ideas matter. This concept was brought home in the recently released movie, “Dunkirk” which I strongly urge you to see.
The movie is based on real events, events that threatened the very existence of our modern western civilization and its values.
For those of you who ditched your history classes, let me give you a synopsis. (more…)