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social justice

What is Social Justice?

“Social Justice” is a term you hear almost every day. But did you ever hear anybody define what it actually means? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute tries to pin this catchall phrase to the wall. In doing so, he exposes the not-so-hidden agenda of those who use it. What sounds so caring and noble turns out to be something very different.

From Fortress to Frontier: How Innovation Can Save Health Care

Despite the fierce debate over health care policy, the political Left and Right are more alike than they realize. Both have spent decades pursuing policies that obstruct health care’s capacity to save lives, ease suffering, and cut costs. . .

In this video, Robert Graboyes explains how we can refocus America’s health care debate to accomplish the real goal of health care reform: better health for more people at lower costs year after year. The secret ingredient is simple: unleash innovation.

To replicate the kinds of revolutionary innovation seen in other fields like information technology, health care policymakers need to discard the Fortress mentality that has constrained medical advances and adopt a Frontier attitude that tolerates calculated risks and welcomes competition from diverse practitioners and disciplines.

To learn more, visit http://www.mercatus.org/frontier

 

Imperialism

Capitalism Is NOT Imperialism

Although many conflate capitalism and imperialism or think the two systems are closely connected, they are actually quite different, even at odds with one another. Capitalism is a system based on voluntary exchanges that benefit all of the parties involved. In contrast, imperialism is based on exploiting the poor through political power and military force. Prof. Stephen Davies shows that capitalism has been blamed through the years for a number of catastrophes—such as political corruption, exploitation of the poor, mass famines, and others—that were in fact a result of imperialism.