Category Archives: Politics

Schumpeter and the Future?

            Brad Delong argues that while dead almost six decades, Joseph Schumpeter’s economics are to the 21st century what Keynes was to the 20th century.[1] This is interesting to me because Schumpeter seemed to me to be very much stuck … Continue reading

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A Socialist Vision for Today

The prospect of socialism is a dim one. The demise of Soviet style socialism/communism was followed by the decline of welfare-liberalism in the west (particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom). We even see the adaptation of market-authoritarianism … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

With Karl Marx’s birthday coming up on Tuesday (he was born on May 5, 1818), I though that I would share some thoughts. Enjoy. Happy Birthday Karl. In “Marx’s Contributions and their Relevance Today,” John G. Gurley takes an interesting … Continue reading

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Why the Redistribution of Wealth?

Because it is the right thing to do. 3 Nephi Chapter 6:   4 And they began again to prosper and to wax great; and the twenty and sixth and seventh years passed away, and there was great order in … Continue reading

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Reject and Denounce: Obama and his church

Am I accountable for the crazy things that people say at my church? Luckily, I tend to disagree, and disagree strongly with most political statements made at church. Was Mitt Romney responsible for racist practices that existed with the Church … Continue reading

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I know that Mitt is true.

In testimony meeting this month, a good sister bore testimony of Mitt Romney. She stated that she knew that God had prepared Gordon B. Hinckley to be the prophet is these days. Then she said that she knew that God … Continue reading

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“My Husband is a Socialist”

Here is another post that does not fit in with the normal FPR post: I am taking an independent reading on political economy with a member of the economics department at the institution where I am working on a doctorate … Continue reading

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