Freeman

Cliches of Progressivism

#19 – “Big Government Is a Check on Big Business”

AUGUST 22, 2014 by JULIAN ADORNEY

Big Government and Big Business often play well together, at the expense of start-ups, little guys, and consumers.

#18 – “Humanity Can Be Best Understood in a Collective Context”

AUGUST 15, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Advocates of personal and economic freedom are usually in the individualism camp, whereas those who think of themselves these days as "progressives" are firmly in the camp of collectivism.

#17 – “All We Need Is the Right People to Run the Government”

AUGUST 08, 2014 by MELVIN D. BARGER

When the State expands beyond its rightful limits, it doesn't matter who's in charge. Waiting for "the right people" to show up and fix it just gives the problems more time to get worse.

#16 - Ownership Must Be Tempered by Sharing

AUGUST 01, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

A person has an incentive to care for what they own, but take away ownership and the incentive disappears.

#15 - We Are Destroying the Earth and Government Must Do Something

JULY 25, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA

The question isn't whether the market is destroying the planet; it's whether the transformations are worth the cost--and where those costs are falling.

#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.

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