Edmonton Journal – November 9, 2010
Farmer brings crusade for raw milk: Says closure of his ‘cow-sharing’ operation was motivated by corporate lobbying
By Karen Kleiss
The positive utopias of the good society in literature were utopias of centrally planned states. No one has written them in a century. The dystopias are also centrally planned states. They reflect modern men’s declining faith in the healing powers of science as implemented by the state (emphasis added).
American Vision – October 18, 2010
Capitalism Saved the Miners!
By Gary DeMar
Of course, leftists will argue that there wouldn’t have been any need for mines if we were all communists, since the miners would never have been trapped deep in the earth in the first place. It was greedy capitalists that opened the mine. These anti-capitalists probably sent their anti-capitalist message to their commie comrades on smart phones developed by other capitalist companies that use copper from the Chilean mine.
Financial Post columnist Diane Francis, in her latest column, commends a film which exposes the incompetence of American government schools. It’s called “Waiting for Superman,” and she saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Ms. Francis seems fearful of being explicit about the lesson in the film, that competition is essential to good quality in the education as it is elsewhere in the marketplace.
September 9, 2010
US loses ground in competitiveness report
By Joe McDonald (AP)
BEIJING — The U.S. has slipped down the ranks of competitive economies, falling behind Sweden and Singapore due to huge deficits and pessimism about government, a global economic group said Thursday. Switzerland retained the top spot for the second year in the annual ranking by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. It combines economic data and a survey of more than 13,500 business executives. Sweden moved up to second place while Singapore stayed at No. 3. The United States was in second place last year after falling from No. 1 in 2008.
July 16, 2010
A Free Market Energy Vision
By Robert Bradley Jr.
Energy is the master resource. Without it, other resources could neither be produced nor consumed. Even energy requires energy: There would not be usable oil, gas, or coal without the energy to manufacture and power the requisite tools and machinery. Nor would there be wind turbines or solar panels, which are monuments to embedded fossil-fuel energy.
William Watson reported on the international results of an economic freedom poll in yesterday’s Financial Post. He seemed pleased that expressions of support for the free market were around two-thirds in America and Canada despite the fact that they were in the 80s and 90s in places like China, Vietnam, Brazil and Nigeria. Mr. Watson provided all the appropriate caveats for drawing dogmatic conclusions from the simple question that people are asked: “How do you feel about the following statement? ‘Most people are better off in a free market economy, even though some people are rich and some are poor’.”