Capitalism

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    National Review Praises Space Efforts from Bezos, Branson

    Editors at National Review Online offer kind words about two high-profile entrepreneurial efforts in space exploration. Over the last two weeks, a new frontier in space travel has been opened — not by NASA or the Chinese government, or by an international consortium, but by two billionaires: Richard…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
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    Changing Young People’s Minds About Socialism

    Samuel Gregg writes for National Review Online about changing popular misconceptions about socialism. Young Americans like socialism. That’s one finding of a new Axios/Momentive poll surveying American attitudes toward topics such as economic inequality, capitalism and socialism, and government’s role in the economy. Among Americans aged 18-24, the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2021
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    Dads, Kids, and Capitalism

    If you read conservative culture commentary with any regularity, you’ll frequently come across an article or two highlighting the critical importance of fathers in the lives of their children. The research continues to confirm that a child’s success is greatly impacted by whether they grow up in a [stable] two-parent…
    Brooke Medina, June 21, 2021
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    Inflation Nation

    If you’re someone who carefully monitors your monthly spending, you’ve witnessed prices going up on a variety of goods, from gas and lumber to staple products like corn and coffee. I don’t know which is worse, last year’s Clorox wipe shortage or today’s coffee bean prices. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.
    Brooke Medina, May 27, 2021
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    Elon Musk, Crypto Mining, and Government Regulation

    It’s only a matter of time before governments across the world clamp down on cryptocurrency. As cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, become more ubiquitous and fiat currency experiences the inflationary impact of poor fiscal restraint (are you listening Joe?), we will see governments look for ways to regulate this rapidly growing industry.
    Brooke Medina, May 18, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Andrew Dunn writes for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. towns that face financial insolvency. Joseph Coletti’s CJ Opinion explains why policymakers should focus on reducing structural barriers to work. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion asks whether President Biden can avoid deeper attacks on capitalism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2021
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    Profit helps save lives

    David Harsanyi reminds National Review Online readers that profit plays a critical role in making our lives better. The New York Times reports that “Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine.” When you see the word “reaps” in the headline, it usually suggests something more…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2021
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    The problem with eliminating profit in health care

    Casey Mulligan explains at National Review Online why some left-wing health care ideas would have serious negative consequences. For the past five years or so, Democrats led by Senator Bernie Sanders and “the Squad” in Congress have made a strong push to eliminate the profit motive from the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021