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Russell Brand Trademarks (steals) ‘r3VOLution’ Logo Made Famous by Ron Paul Campaign

Soon well find out who is the real revolutionary – Bob Marley

Russell Brand is a guy who understands about half as much as he thinks he does. Though we applaud his general political nonsense he advocates statism which only perpetuates the very corporatism he says he is against. In the end it seems that people like Brand just can’t get over the hump to realize that the voluntary exchange of goods and services is the most just way an economy (and world) can work. That capitalism itself is just, far more just than statism.

You want to actually make the world a better place Brand? Advocate for free markets, free banking, and a gold standard. Otherwise you’re just part of the problem.

And now he jacks Ron Paul’s (open sourced) logo with a TRADEMARK? Way to go dude. Go make some (fiat) money. These days one doesn’t even get 30 pieces of silver.

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Fidel Castro the Crony: Former bodyguard reveals “revolutionary’s” secret mansion(s), private yacht, and general decadence

Cronies need government. Like a fish needs water to live the crony needs bureaucracy and red tape and regulations and force. The more government, the greater the cronyism, though this phenomenon has different flavors.

There’s the big American city flavor, the Soviet flavor, the post Soviet flavor, the Chinese state-capitalism flavor, the Mussolini flavor (goes well with vino), there’s the Latin American despot flavor, and then there’s the Cuban Castro flavor which is a blend of the Latin American despot and Soviet flavors.

Viva la revolution!

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The Capitalist Cure for Terrorism

Hernando de Soto is one of my favorite economists. (Though as with almost anyone I disagree with him on some important points.) A champion of capitalism and everyday people he is my kind of guy.

His argument basically goes like this:

Poor people are shut out of economies. Cronyism and red tape make building businesses almost impossible. In many countries the poor remain permanently on the margins of society. The poor typically have no property rights (even if they’ve been on a piece of land for generations for instance) and enforceable contracts do not often exist. As a result this situation limits access to capital – no one will provide a loan on a piece of property for which there is no deed – which then keeps the poor poor.

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The Digital Threat to the Political Class

In the attached article pollster and co-founder of ESPN (among other things) Scott Rasmussen highlights the fear of change within Washington DC, and it is bi-partisan. The Internet has changed the political game, and it is only just beginning.

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This Crisis Has Proved That Capitalism Works

Where capitalism has been allowed to thrive it has pulled the world along. We are in the midst of a micro-entrepreneurial revolution facilitated in large part by technology which is cheap and powerful. Please notice how technology is one of the least regulated sectors of the world economy. At least it is right now.

More people think like producers these days than probably ever before. They think more like owners than as employees. This is a very good thing for the economy if we allow the revolution to bloom.

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