Tag Archive: capitalism

Feb 08 2014

It’s health care, not software

So the Affordable Care Act didn’t exactly deliver the greatest website. What did we get after all those years of haggling? Only health insurance for 9 million people (and counting) who didn’t have it before. Only an end to pre-existing medical conditions keeping you from getting health coverage. Only insurance for young adults under their …

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May 29 2012

Walmart’s unsurprising bribes

Bribery is as American as apple pie. By Donald Kaul I’ve never been a great fan of Walmart. I like little towns, towns where Main Street is lined with small shops and stores — drugstores, hardware stores, a café where you can get breakfast or lunch, maybe a clothing store or two — that kind …

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Jan 19 2012

Vulture capitalism or populist demagoguery?

By Pat Buchanan “They’re vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb, waiting for a company to get sick, and then they swoop in … eat the carcass … and … leave the skeleton.” So Rick Perry colorfully characterized the private equity firm Bain Capital, once run by Mitt Romney. How did Bain …

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Jan 05 2012

In defense of capitalism

By Tom Flannery “Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it.” That well-known adage may end up being America’s epitaph, if we continue along the road we’re on from a capitalist to a socialist system.  It is a road to nowhere. The socialist experiment was actually undertaken by the Pilgrims when they …

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Oct 05 2011

Free the college football market

College football pretends it’s about boola-boola, but it’s really all about ka-ching ka-ching. By Donald Kaul The burlesque show that is college football has gone about as far as it can go. Each fall it arrives clothed in garments of academic integrity (the players are scholar-athletes, don’t you know) only to peel them off one …

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