“Businessmen are bastards”: This crude view of men of commerce sums up the sentiments of socialist thinkers in America and around the world.
We must remember that the nation we are defending is a great nation, and that the economy we want to preserve is a great economy.
Voluntary exchange is characterized by a proposition such as: “I will do something good for you if you will do something good for me.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote these words: “The American republic will endure until the politicians find they can bribe the people with their own money.”
Unfortunately, the growth of popular and media interest in conservatism has not been matched by a growth in philosophical understanding.
“The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.” So wrote the notable German philosopher, George Hegel.
Freedom and free enterprise do something for a human being that cannot be done in any other way. They give hope and the incentive that goes with it, and all the plans of all the governments on earth eventually fail if freedom is not present.
I finally decided that I would speak on the most over-discussed and, in my judgment, least understood issue on the national scene—inflation.
My first encounter with unions as a working man was early on, about 1941, when I came out of the University of Missouri and became a newspaper reporter
Unions yield power, prestige, and income to their officers; but they would not be supported by the members if their interests were not served too.