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The Socialist Myth

We judge ourselves by our best intentions and the others by their worst examples. (George W Bush)  Reform is seductive because the faults of the status quo are visible and real and the faults of reform are theoretical, obscure and often counter intuitive until the historians survey the wreckage years into the future.

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The Prophet of an Irrational Faith

“How delicious that, as we approach the bicentenary of his birth, Karl Marx should have turned into the thing he loathed above all: the prophet of an irrational faith.”

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Similarities Between Nazis and Commies

From The Telegraph, Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism by Daniel Hannan Marx’s error, Hitler believed, had been to foster class war instead of national unity – to set workers against industrialists instead of conscripting…

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The Blood of the Mind

Daniel Hannan writes a perspective of our basic government system in the weekend Wall Street Journal, The World of English Freedoms. The conceit of our era is to assume that these ideals are somehow the natural condition of an advanced…

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The Cost of Equality

Daniel Hannan hits a home run in the UK The Telegraph with Memo to the Occupy Protesters: here are ten things we evil capitalists really think. Hannan item number 5: We are not against equality. We generally recognize the benefits in…

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Making Tax Evasion Pointless

Daniel Hannan writes in the UK The Telegraph with Memo to the Occupy Protesters: here are ten things we evil capitalists really think. Point 3: If you want the rich to pay more, create a flatter and simpler tax system.…

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Pro Market vs. Pro Business

Daniel Hannan writes in the UK The Telegraph with Memo to the Occupy Protesters: here are ten things we evil capitalists really think. Point 1: Free-marketers resent the bank bailouts. This might seem obvious: we are, after all, opposed to…

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The Failure of State Intervention

Daniel Hannan writes in the UK The Telegraph with Memo to the Occupy Protesters: here are ten things we evil capitalists really think. Point 6: Nor, by the way, does state intervention seem to be an effective way to promote…

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