Capitalism (page 2)

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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
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    Entrepreneurship is on the rise in NC

    They say necessity is the mother of invention. Plato is credited with first espousing this principle over 2,300 years ago. The pandemic has proven the wisdom of it for our time. For the past year, we’ve had to rethink almost the entirety of our lives, from work and school to social…
    Brooke Medina, March 15, 2021
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    Women should be capitalism’s loudest advocates

    Capitalism has been a net good for women, but you wouldn’t know it if you did a quick Google search of women and capitalism. Many of the top results, aside from this worthwhile debate put on by Cato Institute, claim that capitalism perpetuates oppression, empowers the patriarchy, and exacerbates…
    Brooke Medina, March 8, 2021
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    This mom is getting it done

    Such a great story of pushing through hardship from the folks at CNBC. Meet Tiffany Dangerfield of Alabama, who has turned her side hustle into a thriving business — all while her kids are at home due to the pandemic and while her husband is working. Watch below.
    Donna Martinez, March 5, 2021
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    Is the world running out of resources?

    In 1798, British economist Thomas Malthus published An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, Malthus hypothesized that as the population grew, earth’s resources would become increasingly scarce, leading to the elimination of large swaths of the population by way of war, plague, or starvation. Not a rosy…
    Brooke Medina, March 3, 2021
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    Rock stars cash in to avoid Biden tax hike

    Bob Dylan. Lindsay Buckingham. Stevie Nicks. Bloomberg Businessweek reports these three are among the rock stars who’ve recently sold rights to their music. Dylan, who’s pushing 80, evidently has said no for years but recently decided to cash in with a $300 million deal. This kind of sale isn’t…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2021
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    How long will Zuckerberg be on top?

    One of the most fascinating developments in the digital age is the advent of social media. Nearly 80% of Americans have at least one social and according to Pew Research, 90% of 18-29 year olds have a social media account, with that percentage decreasing a…
    Brooke Medina, February 10, 2021
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    Bernie Sanders is Darn Near Giddy

    It’s not the mittens memes that has self-described socialist and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in “as close to a good mood as he can get right now,” as reported by John Fund of National Review. The laughs over the inaugural mittens can’t come close to Sanders’ excitement of just…
    Donna Martinez, January 26, 2021