Dining (of all sorts) has to be the most free market/free price business there is. Competition, innovation, hard work. All things on which socialists aren’t terribly keen.
One has to pay a fee to see the Marx memorial. No kidding.
In another life I read a good bit of Marx. What’s interesting to me is the number of “Marxists” (they do still exist) who appear to have never read a word written by the man.
Menos Marx. Mais Mises.
Let freedom ring in Brasil.
“It’s such a bourgeois monument,” said Andrew Carroll, a former cemetery worker, as he looked up at a severe-looking bust of Marx’s giant head.
“I turned around [and saw it] and I was like ‘Oh, come on.’ ”
I wonder how many times people leave something “special” at the grave.
And all fees go to the Libertarian Free Market Society of the United Kingdom. (OK that’s not true.)
But how fantastic is it that one must pay a fee to see Marx’s grave?
I remember when the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union blew apart because socialism is a self eating soul crushing ethos of envy and blind compliance – yes Sweden too – that someone, I forget who it was said, “Watch, the socialists are destroyed now, but freedom has not won, they’ll try to convince another generation.” And so the socialists have.
Many people believe that the 2008 crash was due to capitalism. It was in no way due to capitalism.
Don’t freak out. Marx is hardly the solution and the author of this excellent article understands this. Indeed the author understands quite a lot. I was unfamiliar with Dr. Dworkin who is obviously a very interesting thinker with a highly developed sense of crony capitalism, what it is, and what is driving it.
This is not to say we agree with him on all points. We don’t. But even still, a very well done and thought provoking article.
Most people who read this website probably know where we land on this question. The two ideologies have the same father and are not really that different from one another. Both are collectivist dreams. Both venerate the state over the individual. Both are obsessed with works projects and managing the economy. Both see the ends as justifying the means.
Marx pushed his own brand of “opium.”
I am very grateful for the broad spectrum of readers we have at Against Crony Capitalism. We certainly have a certain take on how best to deal with the growing crony capitalism in this country, and that is for the most part to shrink the enabling organ, government. It seems plain as May Day to me and I have considered the ins and outs of crony capitalism for a long time.
Schweitzer is trying to “out progressive” Hillary Clinton and other challengers by throwing some bombs. In this case–at least on the corporatist charge–a bomb of truth.
But he heads into the bushes when he asserts that Obama has moved “Right.”
Mungowitz, is Michael Munger, professor at Duke, economist, political scientist, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, and all around great guy.