Capitalism Has Shown Itself to Be the Most Feminist System
by Tim Worstall
Given that it was just International Women’s Day, we should give some serious consideration to which socio-economic system is the most feminist, the most pro-women. The answer, of course, is the current dispensation, free-market capitalism larded with a bit of welfare-state redistribution.
Heck, even folks on the left recognize that there’s a problem. Paul Krugman correctly notes that America is facing a massive demographic shift that will lead to much higher levels of spending. And he admits that entitlement spending is driving the budget further into the red. That’s a welcome acknowledgment of reality. It’s not just libertarians and conservatives who recognize that there is a problem.
The political wisdom of intervening to help an industry that produces half of what it did in the 1970s is more than slightly questionable, while history makes clear the economic foolishness of Trump’s decision. When Trump’s predecessors have imposed tariffs, it hasn’t ended well for the US economy or the President in question.
The Government Killed Free Checking—Can Amazon Save It?
by Daniel Press
For the last eight years, the trend has been toward the death of free checking. But that tide might be turning, as innovative companies like Amazon look to enter the market, in partnership with banks like JPMorgan and Capital One.
Soviet Communism Was Dependent on Western Technology
by Philip Vander Elst
What I wish to do in this article, is to draw the attention of open-minded Left-wing readers to the significant but little-known and highly-relevant fact that for decades, Western capitalist technology sustained the failed economic experiment of Soviet Communism, rescuing it from the full consequences of its inherent systemic weaknesses, until its final collapse in 1991.