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Notes towards the definition of capitalist culture

December 5, 2016
LewRockwell.com
by Terry Hulsey  
Posted in Commentary

"Capitalism, adopted as part of a consistent program to institutionalize private property, is not a 'value-free' social arrangement. Adoption of such a program would immediately signify the elimination of public goods, which alone would create a culture radically unlike anything that has ever come before it. What will this new culture be like? Before its adoption, proponents of this new society are obligated to describe what's in store." (12/05/16)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/12/terry-hulsey/capitalist-culture/  

UK: Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to Brexit plans

December 5, 2016
Beaumont Enterprise    
Posted in News

"Britain's Supreme Court began hearing a landmark case Monday that will decide who has the power to trigger the U.K.'s exit from the European Union -- the government or Parliament. The legal battle has major constitutional implications for the balance of power between the legislature and the executive, and has inflamed Britain's already raw wound over how and whether to leave the EU. ... Neuberger and 10 other justices at the country's top court must decide whether Prime Minister Theresa May's government can invoke Article 50 of the EU's key treaty, the trigger for two years of divorce talks, without the approval of lawmakers." (12/05/16)

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/world/article/UK-government-s-Brexit-plans-in-hands-of-Supreme-10691306.php  

Open letter to “Dilbert’s” Scott Adams

December 5, 2016
Don Boudreaux Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux  
Posted in Commentary

"Mr. Adams: Commenting on Pres.-elect Trump's threats to punitively tax American consumers who purchase imports from U.S. companies that offshore some or all of their production, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) Tweeted 'American consumers are taxed even if no companies move. Tariff increases production costs & limits competition. This is basic economics.' In response to Rep. Amash, you disagree, Tweeting 'No, the whole point is that no company would move with that risk hanging over them. So no tax is triggered.' Rep. Amash is right and you are wrong." (12/05/16)

http://cafehayek.com/2016/12/open-letter-to-dilberts-scott-adams.html  

Trump picks Carson to head HUD

December 5, 2016
Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    
Posted in News

"President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Ben Carson, a rival in the GOP presidential primary who became a top supporter, to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump chose Carson despite the pediatric neurosurgeon's protestations that he lacked the experience to run a federal agency. The announcement Monday that Carson has been picked for the post came after weeks of negotiations during which Carson said publicly he had little interest in serving in Trump's Cabinet, but then expressed more openness to the idea as Trump publicly courted him." (12/05/16)

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-trump-chooses-former-campaign-rival-ben-1480937213-htmlstory.html  

Dana Rohrabacher for Secretary of State?

December 5, 2016
Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  
Posted in Commentary

"From a noninterventionist perspective, Rohrabacher is the best choice of those reportedly in the running, with this caveat: 'realism' is not the same as non-interventionism. It depends on the context. In the present context -- escalating tensions with Russia, deepening US involvement in Iraq and Syria, and the hegemonic pretensions of our political class -- they are our allies. However, they are what I would call 'Asialationists,' i.e. they, like Mearsheimer, see China as a rising threat, and their proposed 'pivot' to Asia -- which was announced but never really implemented by the Obama administration -- spells possible trouble ahead." (12/05/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/12/04/dana-rohrabacher-secretary-state/  

Free Talk Live, 12/04/16

December 5, 2016
Free Talk Live Free Talk Live
by  
Posted in Commentary

"India Mandates National Anthem :: Free Ross-a-Thon :: Rerouting Pipeline :: Flag Burning :: Military :: Killer Cops :: Alcohol-Detecting Patch :: Economics in One Lesson :: Government Loans :: Poor Risks and Usury." (12/04/16)

https://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/free-talk-live-2016-12-04  

Economic ideas: David Hume on self-coordinating and correcting market processes

December 5, 2016
Richard M. Ebeling Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling  
Posted in Commentary

"David Hume emphasized that commerce and trade were among the most important avenues to offer opportunities to raise people's standards of living, and to bring refinement and cultural betterment to a growing portion of a nation’s population. Commerce also served as an important leveler of the material inequality of a society based on political privilege and government-bestowed monopoly. Through trade, a wider variety and quality of goods became available to a growing number of the people in any society, fostering the development of a 'middle class.'" (12/05/16)

http://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/david-hume-self-coordinating-correcting-market-processes/  

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