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Can Democracy and Capitalism Coexist?

Can Democracy and Capitalism Coexist?

    By Jim Sullivan Given the recent very large increase in income inequality in the United States, some are asking if democracy and capitalism can coexist peacefully and productively in America. To begin to answer this question, we must note that not just any old democracy is compatible with capitalism. As examples I cite […]

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions Earth Charter Awards

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions Earth Charter Awards

    Every year Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents Earth Charter Awards to those community activists who best embody the Earth Charter’s core values. Our event is co-sponsored by Ventura College’s Global and International Studies Program.       Please join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm for this […]

Tyranny of the Majority Is the Hallmark of Democracies

Tyranny of the Majority Is the Hallmark of Democracies

By Larry Greenley .  Editor’s note: Imagine a United States popular-vote election result that favors ONLY large urban centers. Would semi-tropical Florida (29 electoral votes) with its hurricane-prone shores really know how best to govern for Colorado’s (9 electoral votes) tough, snow-capped Rocky Mountain terrain? Can California’s (55 electoral votes) moderate climates, countless farms, and […]

The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle

  by Jeff Thomas | September 11, 2017   The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. That’s not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it’s a fact, nonetheless. In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for […]

The Folly of “Democratic Socialism”

The Folly of “Democratic Socialism”

By Thomas DiLorenzo August 5, 2017   How apropos that on the weekend of the annual convention of Democratic Socialists of America taking place in Chicago the socialist government of Venezuela is demonstrating yet again the inherent incompatibility of socialism and democracy.  It was not just a coincidence, in other words, that twentieth-century socialism was defined by tyranny, dictatorship, […]

The Credibility of Public Service

The Credibility of Public Service