Freeman

Cliches of Progressivism

#14 - Healthcare Is a Right

JULY 18, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Healthcare is important, but we cannot pretend that it is a right.

#13 – Cooperation, Not Competition!

JULY 11, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Competition in a free market is an ever-changing process that is never static.

#12 – “I Prefer Security to Freedom”

JULY 04, 2014 by LEONARD E. READ

True security is an outgrowth of freedom, not an alternative to it.

#11 – Rich People Have an Obligation to Give Back

JUNE 27, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

The innocent-sounding phrase, "I want to give back," far too often implies guilt for having been productive or successful.

#10 – “I Have a Right!”

JUNE 20, 2014 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Genuine rights are prior to government; they are part of your nature as an individual human.

#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

JUNE 13, 2014 by PAUL L. POIROT

Rights to property--property in yourself and in your possessions--cannot be separated from human rights.

#8 – The Economy Needs More Planning–Central Planning, That Is

JUNE 06, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

No group of people, no matter how much power they possess, can possibly know more than an infinitesimal fraction of what they'd need to plan an economy.

#7 – The Free Market Ignores the Poor

MAY 30, 2014 by LEONARD E. READ

Through openness, voluntary exchange, and fair play, the poor fare better under a free market system than under a closed socialist system.

#6 – Capitalism Fosters Greed and Government Policy Must Temper It

MAY 23, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

How is it greedy to want to keep money you earned fairly and not greedy to demand other people's money for your own purposes?

#5 – Warren Buffett's Federal Tax Rate Is Less than His Secretary’s

MAY 16, 2014 by GEORGE P. HARBISON

Warren Buffett left out taxes he should have counted, and included others he shouldn't have, to make it look like his "federal tax rate" was much lower than his coworkers'.

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