Category Archives: Socialism

Socialism: The Destruction of the Family

Socialism: One of the Two Great Destructive Forces of the Twenty-first Century

This post is the head of the thread on Socialism. The other great destructive force is Islamism: One of the Two Great Destructive Forces of the Twenty-first Century. Essays on Socialism are found through the links listed by topic below, in reverse chronological order of posting (most recent first) within topic. As a starting point the reader might read the short introductory note: Socialism: A Terminal Disease of Democracy.

Socialism: The Collectivist Aspect

We encountered the idea of collectivism in this article: The Tools Collectivists Use To Gain Power. In it, Brandon Smith of, discusses the collectivist position versus the individualist position. The collectivist approach to politics and society forms the core of socialism which is the political expression of collectivist ideology. We won’t say more at this time but wanted to capture this insightful idea.

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Socialism: Taxes and Unemployment

There is an inverse relationship between taxation and unemployment in a socialist economy. An article by Martin Armstrong, Socialism v Capitalism, has prompted this essay.

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The Minimum-Wage Fight, Chinese Factories, and the Rise of Robot

Below is a free email from Mauldin economics that we reproduce because we couldn’t find a link to it.

September 15, 2015

I was raised on a small vegetable farm near Tacoma, Washington. My father hired lots of high school kids to work the fields in the summer.

In February of 1968, when the minimum wage was increased from $1.40 an hour to $1.60 an hour, I overheard some of my father’s employees excitedly talking about the 20-cent raise they were about to receive.

Socialism: Living and Minimum Wages

We have touched on the minimum wage issue in several posts and have stuck links in various essays without any organized approach. The topic has become prominent enough both in contemporary legislation and socialist agendas that it warrants its own index article.

We will not consolidate links embedded in past essays but list the essays at the end. We will start collect references in the chronology below, beginning with the article that shows how the Walmart wage hike has impacted its entire supply chain at the cost of jobs throughout.

Socialism: The New World Order

This is a theme that has begun to emerge in writings that are appearing on the internet. This article will collect them as we encounter them so that we can analyze them and break them down into their points. This will allow us to create benchmarks against which actual events can be correlated. This is preliminary research from which more organized essays may be written.

Quote of the Day: 20141026

We can’t afford to have that money go to the private sector. The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it.

– Hillary Clinton in the American Spectator

O Canada … Uh Oh!

Our friend JR alerted us to this video commentary on the Canadian economy. The video was published May 19, 2013 and we assume that it was produced at a point close to that. At almost 48 minutes it is on the long side and somewhat tedious. However, it is comprehensive in its view of the economy and broad social and economic analysis.

It should be noted that not all of the data is current. Some is taken from studies in prior years and from data sets that lag in reporting. Some economic principles may not be without controversy. Still, the overall picture is one of social and economic decline in an inverse relationship to the growth of the welfare state. Since this growth is continuing the economic picture painted will only get worse.

The commentator spends a long part of the end of the video describing the plight of natives. The problem with his position is that it is entirely one-sided – blame the government. Any obligation on the part of natives to adjust their position and take responsibility for their actions is ignored. If you’re running short of time or have become bored, you might end it at this point.

Without further comment, here’s the video:

Quote(s) of the Day: 20140614

From our friend JR, and in loving memory of the late great Province of Ontario whose citizens just took it off of life support:

“When a self-governing people confer upon their government the power to take money from some and give it to others, the process will not stop until the last bone of the last taxpayer is picked bare.

Kershner’s First Law

“When it is possible for people to vote on issues involving the transfer of wealth to themselves from others, the ballot box becomes a weapon with which the majority plunders the minority. That is the point of no return, the point where the doomsday mechanism begins to accelerate until the system self-destructs. The plundered grow weary of carrying the load and eventually join the plunderers. The productive base of the economy diminishes further and further until only the state remains.”

G. Edward Griffin, The Creature From Jekyll Island

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