Patriarchies tend to be very paternalistic, by having a strong behavioral norms. But many forms of paternalism are not patriarchal. Tekhno January 18, at 3: Not to mention causing problems with drugs that are controlled because they may cause birth defects, or create drug resistance, or other externalities.
Introduction To Libertarianism, and half Libertarianism One of my takeaways was how new libertarianism was in These peculiar views of mine are not peculiar to me. If they were, I would be paying Harper and Row to publish this book instead of Harper and Row paying me.
We call ourselves libertarians. This book is concerned with libertarian ideas, not with a history of the libertarian movement or a description of its present condition. It is fashionable to measure the importance of ideas by the number and violence of their adherents.
That is a fashion I shall not follow. If, when you finish this book, you have come to share many of my views, you will know the most important thing about the number of libertarians — that it is larger by one than when you started reading.
There is something very innocent about expecting someone to become a libertarian after reading a book arguing for libertarianism, something very much a product of the time when the movement was new and anything was possible. Friedman discusses and debates the views of Ayn Rand not as some sort of ascended cultural archetype, but as a fellow theorist who happens to be writing around the same time.
In absolute terms, the rich have gotten richer, but the gap between rich and poor seems, so far as very imperfect statistics make it possible to judge, to have been slowly closing…we can note that both the rise in the general standard of living and the decreasing inequality appear to have been occurring fairly steadily over a long period of time, in a variety of different more or less capitalist societies…in the previous chapter I argued that liberal measures tend to injure the poor, not benefit them, and to increase, not decrease inequality.
If that has been true in the past, then the increasing equality we have experienced is in spite of, not because of, such measures… Even if the capitalist invests all the income from his capital and consumes none of it, his wealth will only grow at the rate of return on capital.
If the interest rate is less than the rate at which the total wages of workers increase, the relative wealth of the capitalists will decline. Historically, the rate of increase in total wages has run about 5 to 10 percent a year, roughly comparable to the interest rate earned by capital.
Furthermore, capitalists consume part of their income; if they did not, there would be little point in being a capitalist. The share of the national income going to capital in this country has varied over time but not consistently increased, as shown in Appendix III.
The heartbreaking thing is that every word of this was true in This is too bad because they are excellent and fascinating and you should really read them.
But for now I want to focus on the claim that I found most interesting: Government claims legitimacy partly from its role in helping the poor, but the costs fall disproportionately on the poor and it screws them over more than any other group: Suppose that one hundred years ago someone tried to persuade me that democratic institutions could be used to transfer money from the bulk of the population to the poor.
I could have made the following reply: If the non-poor are not generous enough to give money to the poor voluntarily through private charity, what makes you think they will be such fools as to vote to force themselves to take it?
There are some programs that give money to the poor — Aid to Families With Dependent Children, for instance.As the title of this article suggests, I think Russia’s President (and Prime Minister) has done – under the circumstances – a decent job over the last 18 years.
Hence, privatization has been of perennial interest to Congress and likely will continue to be so. Privatization: A Definition Economists, political leaders, and government officials tend to define “privatization” differently.8 The breadth of activities covered by the term “privatization” varies greatly.
Amtrak privatization study.-The conferees encourage FRA to conduct a study on the privatization of intercity rail passenger service.
Such a study may investigate would be the likely Federalization of what are private debt and severance payment obligations under the base case. The base case, as embodied in Amtrak's strategic plan, parallels. Privatization and Federalization Comparison Brody Niklaus, Diamond Fenderson, Eugene Hughley, and Matthew Arsenault SEC/ October 8, Carl Miedich.
hile many states and localities are turning to privatization as a way to provide services to their citizens, surprisingly little is known about these choices. Much of the debate over conference “Privatization: Issues of State and Local Public Infrastructure,” November 22, , Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Report by the President's Commission on Privatization notes that the liability issue depends very much on the nature of state tort laws and specific provisions within the contract.