Billionaires, Economics, Libertarians

Save capitalism from capitalists!

Maxim: “Save capitalism from capitalists.”

Source: It’s not original to this website.  It’s a quote and even derived from the title of a book: Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists: Unleashing the Power of Financial Markets to Create Wealth and Spread Opportunity (2003) by Raghuram Rajan and Luigi Zingales.  Additionally, one form or other of this statement has been made by everyone from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas Picketty (Capitalism in the 21st Century) to Rutger Bregman (Utopia for Realists). Continue reading “Save capitalism from capitalists!”

Billionaires, Economics, Libertarians

Increasing taxes on billionaires is redistribution . . . from the useless to the necessary.

Maxim: Taxation of billionaires is redistribution . . . from the useless to the necessary.

Effect:  Catchy because it takes a common conservative trope and converts it into a progressive truth.  Continue reading “Increasing taxes on billionaires is redistribution . . . from the useless to the necessary.”

Climate Change, Economics

The term “Green New Deal” is an unfortunate diminution – certain to alienate a third of the public – of what is simply the Modern 21st century economy, regardless of environmental motives.

Maxim: The term “Green New Deal” is an unfortunate diminution – certain to alienate a third of the public – of what is simply the modern 21st century economy, regardless of environmental motives.  Continue reading “The term “Green New Deal” is an unfortunate diminution – certain to alienate a third of the public – of what is simply the Modern 21st century economy, regardless of environmental motives.”

Healthcare

Medicare for All enhances the free market of medical providers by eliminating the insurance syndicates.

Maxim: Medicare for All enhances the free market of medical care.

Alternative Maxims: The free market of health insurance is contrary to the free market of medical care. Medicare for All lets medical providers compete for your care rather than health insurance companies.

Purpose: To rebut claim that Medicare for All is government run healthcare.  To give it a market-based rationale that may appeal to libertarian / small government types.  Continue reading “Medicare for All enhances the free market of medical providers by eliminating the insurance syndicates.”

Healthcare

Medicare for All is too costly only for those who think paying twice as much to an insurance company is cheaper.

Maxim:  Medicare for All is too costly only for those who think paying twice as much to an insurance company is cheaper.

Purpose:  To rebut those who claim that Medicare for All is a government “entitlement” we can’t afford by pointing out that, on net, people will save money. Continue reading “Medicare for All is too costly only for those who think paying twice as much to an insurance company is cheaper.”

Libertarians, U.S. Standing

The Marines’ creed is “no man left behind.” Republicans’ creed is “every heir for himself.”

Maxim: The Marines’ creed is “no man left behind.” Republicans’ creed is “every heir for himself.” Continue reading “The Marines’ creed is “no man left behind.” Republicans’ creed is “every heir for himself.””