Tag: Capitalism

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Washington, D.C. is really good at naming bad things well.  So as to obfuscate how bad the things they’re naming – and passing – are. Obamacare’s actual name was “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Obamacare assaulted with government hundreds of millions of patients – rather than protecting them. Included in the government’s assault –…

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The joint I run – is called Less Government.  Which means whenever possible – we want less government. But Reality – is Reality.  Sometimes a little government is required. Which is why the joint I run – isn’t called No Government. We readily acknowledge – government is awful at everything.  But there are a few,…

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I must admit, I laughed more than a little last week when a pair of headlines crossed my transom. Here’s the first: Apple Granted Over 2,000 Patents Last Year, Ranking It Around #10 in the US “Around #10” – ???: “Two different organizations came up with slightly different numbers and rankings….” Either way, in a…

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The Founding Fathers – were exceedingly intelligent individuals.  They established for us with their Constitution a framework – which allowed us to create the most successful society in humanity’s history. And the Founding Fathers – loved Intellectual Property (IP).  Because they knew how vital its protection was to their fledgling nation. Behold the Constitution’s Article…

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Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor. For which Cruise has to thank genetics, astronomical-odds-beating luck – and rigidly protective copyright laws. These Intellectual Property (IP) statutes protect the movies in which Cruise appears.  Thereby ensuring said flicks are (mostly) commercially available in formats on which he and…

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We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the embargo on the Soviet Union…

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We less government types desperately need a Republican Texas – if we ever again hope to elect a Republican president. The Electoral College demands it. Big population states California, New York and Illinois are all nigh irretrievably Democrat. And Florida is currently a coin toss – and trending Blue. The Lone State State is the…