Capitalism Or What?
Isaac Morehouse, Values & Capitalism
When analyzing any social or economic system, the three most important words are: “Compared to what?” Capitalism has its shortcomings. It has shortcomings because life has shortcomings in our own subjective evaluations.
Churches, Pacifism, and Gun Control
Mark Tooley, Mark Tooley
There may or may not be good arguments for more gun control in America. But can a pacifist make them?
Income Equality Is the Road to Middle-Class Taxation
Brian Domitrovic, The Imaginative Conservative
The funny thing about “income inequality” is that it uses taxable income as its measuring point. The problem with this, obviously, is that if high taxes reduce the rich’s taxable income, the rich in turn will not be able to carry the burden of paying taxes—their income will be too low. High taxes on the rich will necessitate further taxation of the middle class.
Tchaikovsky on Work Ethic vs. Inspiration
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
If we wait for the mood, without endeavouring to meet it half-way, we easily become indolent and apathetic. We must be patient, and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination.