Capitalism and Job Security: A Debate

A debate: P. W.: Job security and capitalism? That is very funny! Capitalism requires a pool of unemployed workers for it to function properly, for industry and commerce should always have access to ready labor. R. A.: ...

Capitalist Freedom: A Debate

This is an answer to a comment posted by freeoholic836:   freeoholic836 wrote: Interesting debate; however, to dumb it down to my poor old redneck level. Godless capitalism fails just like Godless socialism. . . . Ron Allen...

Capitalist Freedom: A Debate

A debate: J. C. R.: Fortunately, free people will prevent any future attempt by misanthropes to impose socialism on the world. R. A.: It is interesting that you seem to believe that capitalism was not imposed on the world,...

Capitalism and Wage Jobs: A Debate

A debate: P. W.: Job security and capitalism? That is very funny! Capitalism requires a pool of unemployed workers for it to function properly, for industry and commerce should always have access to ready labor. M. P.: ...

Capitalist Problems, Socialist Solutions: A Debate

A debate: R. A.: How does what I might do for a living, in a possible future social-democratic commonwealth, create a narrow special interest that is adversarial to your employment in such a possible future republic? M. P.: ...

Is Wealth Envy a Symptom or Sign of Penis Envy?

This is an answer to a comment posted by Hugh_Pizmehoff:   Hugh_Pizmehoff wrote: Ron, "Only you could offer such a magnificent response to such a silly question!" HAPPY HOLLIDAYS!   Ron Allen answers: Merry Christmas...

Socialism: A Debate

A debate: M. P.: Do you think that people, living in a socialist republic, will think:  "Well on Tuesday, one month from now, I'll want an orange."? R. A.: I do not believe people are that precise, that meticulous, or that...

Utility and Labor, Consumption and Production

If the people utilize/consume a good, then it can be assumed that the people need/value that good.  If a good requires more labor in order to produce and provide that good, then people must value that good to the degree that they are willing to...

Is Wealth Envy a Symptom or Sign of Penis Envy

This is an answer to a comical comment posted by Hugh_Pizmehoff:   Hugh_Pizmehoff wrote: Is socialism "Penis Envy" ... and is capitalism really a "phallic symbol"? [I am just giving you something to think about; and knowing you - you...

Anarchism and Democracy: A Debate

A debate: P. L.: Democracy can be rigged through agenda control just like getting the right hand by repeatedly drawing and discarding, not asking certain questions or alternatively keeping asking them until the people get it right...

Statism and Capitalism: A Debate

A debate: U. R. I.: Rights come from society or government. Of course rights cannot come without agreement and enforcement. R. A.: If there is free agreement, then there is no need for coercive enforcement. I am not...

Anarchism and Democracy: A Debate

A debate R. A.: Can a contract be fraudulent, inequitable, or immoral? I. P. C.: Yes. R. A.: Then contracts are no guarantee of liberty, or of rights. I. P. C.: OK.  Now, concerning...

Human Nature, Second Nature: A Debate

A debate: Q. L.: If you tell me how to live my life, that is fascism. If you and your mate tell me how to live my life that's democracy. R. A.: Democracy is not about individuals, or a community, telling individuals how to...

Representation vs. Participation: A Debate

A debate: C. S.: I wasn't born into a Democracy, I was born into a Representative Democracy. Even that concept has devolved after 200+ years of lawyering. R. A.: You are correct! We the people of the United States do not live in...

MORAL EXPECTATIONS ~The Inner Monologue

This is a comment on a blog posed by theinnermonologue: I like your post; but, I'd like to make some comments. Although it is true that we respect people who stand by their ideals, it is also true that we admire those persons whose...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

This is an answer to a comment posted by thehughman1:   thehughman1 wrote: To bloodintheeyes...As with any political system that begins with good intentions, it is often only a matter of time before corruption creeps in. It is not the...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

This is an answer to a comment posted by Hugh_Pizmehoff:   Hugh_Pizmehoff wrote: There are no purely socialist opereating presently; probably because it doesnt work (in its purest form), but capitalism can tolerate some socialism, but...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

This is an answer to a comment posted by Hugh_Pizmehoff:   Hugh_Pizmehoff wrote: Ron, I love that Hazlitt quote! I believe capitalism is more adaptable to socialism, than socialism is to allow for capitalistic ideals. [I may...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

This is an answer to a comment posted by Hugh_Pizmehoff:   Hugh_Pizmehoff wrote: Isn't it so obvious that capitalism just does not work; . . . Ron Allen answers: The question of whether or not capitalism works is a...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

This is an answer to a comment posted by bloodintheeyes:   bloodintheeyes wrote: Hugh- please to give us a easily operating socialist nation that operates today; they have flaws too. and by what degree of socialism are you describing. ...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

This is an answer to a comment posted by thehughman1:   thehughman1 wrote: true socialism isn't designed so that all are wealthy...so there should be no wealth envy in socialism. Ron Allen answers: In my opinion, socialism is...

Socialism Is Wealth Envy

According to Neal Boortz, Atlanta's WSB radio conservative talking head, "socialism is wealth envy". If this be true, then why was Friedrich Engels a socialist philosopher?  Engels was the son of a factory owner and he became a successful...

Rights

This is my answer to a comment posted by Wormwood: Wormwood wrote: I'm still searching for the foundation you are building upon. How do you define "moral law", "honor", "virtue", or "ethics" if rights are imaginary as you posted before?...

The Fairness Doctrine

This is an answer to a comment posted by FrankJHornik: FrankJHornik wrote: The Fairness Doctrine would violate Freedom of Speech because it would force the broadcast of opposing views.   Ron Allen answers: I do not believe...

Rights

This is my answer to a comment posted by Wormwood: Wormwood wrote: Hmmm, where to begin. First, let me contest your idea that rights only exist in the imagination of humans. If rights are constructed by man and not any higher...