Brook’s transcendence is proven with the first of these movies, The Producers (1967), which was re-created into a hit Broadway musical run nearly 40 years later. For Brooks, absurdity is an art form to be molded into a weapon against the endless absurdities of collectivism, particularly its most vile form, bigotry, whose politically correct version thrives today.
About Mark Shupe
Mark Shupe is a contributing author at Center for Individualism. He is also an investment strategy advisor and fitness instructor. Mark studied economics and finance at the University of Notre Dame. His writing passion includes the history of Western Civilization, the moral case for Capitalism, and the promise of Individualism.
The images of woke white protesters brought to their knees across the country, apologizing to the mob for sins they did not commit, is jarring and disturbing. At the heights of elite power – in the corporate board rooms that have decided to blast us with emails touting their payment of indulgences to cement their status as allies.
Justice insists on private property honestly acquired. The justice to pay willingly for good work, to honor labor, to break down privilege, to value people for what they can do rather than who they are. To view success without envy, making capitalism work since 1776.
What people on the right do, you can say in one word. They practice deference. We defer more and more to the moralism of the left. Will that get it? The left comes back with something else for us to prove our innocence. That’s power in American life today.
Like Clark Gable did everything he could to preserve Carole Lombard’s sense of life and spirit after her passing, Francisco d’Anconia did the same for Dagny during her lifetime. To save her from her only sin, the acceptance of unearned guilt, he sacrificed two very high values for a higher value – help her find out for herself, as he did, that she was paying white blackmail.
Individualism and independence are human nature. Throughout history, management has failed to manage independent units. Do not assume what anyone says is truth, especially from upper levels of authority structure. Education should make you a unique individual, not a conformist.
In the face of this insanity, Boudreaux is never at a loss for words. As a principled advocate for the genius of free markets, he liberally borrows the classic ideas of the best minds in the freedom movement for his indispensable blog, Cafe Hayek. Here he quotes AIER columnist Max Gulker on the importance of market forces in solving the Wuhan virus supply-side disaster,
Michael Bloomberg and Chesapeake Energy gave the Sierra Club $105 million to wage war on coal, before the Club waged war on Chesapeake Energy, what some see as Poetic Justice. Warren Buffett and Vladimir Putin cronies also give endless millions to Big Green.
The boys had set up a small food garden, hollowed out tree trunks to store rain water, a gymnasium with weights, a badminton court, chicken pens, and a permanent fire. All from handiwork, an old knife blade, and much determination. Their flame never went out.
Perhaps the only way for moral justice to resume, and ignite a radical change in the dominant philosophy of American culture, is to create a new form of sound money. For a new currency to be accepted globally, it must become a reliable store of value. To achieve this, it must be very difficult and expensive to produce, and solve the portability and security issues of gold.
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