Tag: Envy

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Moral Hazard of Elizabeth Warren

 

I know a lot of people love Elizabeth Warren. I don’t doubt that she’s smart, charming, and extremely likable in person, and that she exudes a kind of authenticity and decency for which people are desperate.

She’s an impressive woman. I think she will be the Democratic candidate, and I think there’s at least a 50/50 chance that she might become President.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Choose your Poison

 

“There’s nothing sane or scientific about the hells communism creates on the Earth. It’s just as animalistic and base as fascism. It relies on malice and hatred and will to power just as much. It’s just that the communist sanctifies envy, and the fascist sanctifies pride.”Sarah Hoyt

While reading libertarian science fiction author Sarah Hoyt’s blog on the antagonism of fascism and communism, this phrase stuck out to me. Sarah grew up in Portugal during the socialist regime, so she speaks from experience.

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It has been said that envy is the one sin to which no one readily confesses, but just how widespread that tendency can be is suggested in the old Danish proverb, “If envy were a fever, all the world would be ill.” The parson in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales laments it because it is so far-reaching—it […]

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The following passage comes from one of my favorite authors, science-fiction writer H. Beam Piper: That’s another thing they’ll scream about. Paul’s making a profit out of it.” More

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Here is a new exploration of the bounds of orthodoxy in Christianity. I have been progressing through the Ten Commandments, at the beginning of a program to delineate the boundaries of what can be called “orthodox” among Christians. So far we are mostly in agreement. This week we will look at another Commandment, this time […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Liberalism Is Eating Itself — Jon Gabriel

 

The Ouroboros is an ancient image showing a large serpent consuming its own tail. Venerated by Greeks, Egyptians and Norsemen of yore, it serves as an apt metaphor for modern American liberalism.

The Democratic coalition was largely built on grievance politics. For decades, progressive leaders divided Americans into subgroups based on race, gender, class, age and sexual orientation. Political leaders were the first to stoke this fire, but educators soon joined in, as did the media, NGOs, big business and popular culture.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Has Anyone Told You Just How Evil Kickstarter Is? — Fredosphere

 

Barry Ritholtz of Bloomberg View wants you to know Kickstarter is evil—at least when corporations get into the act. Oculus, the virtual reality company recently bought by Facebook for a couple billion, received an infusion of $2.4 million early in its history thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. This kind of corporate funding became legal thanks to the JOBS Act of 2012.

Ritholtz does not like the JOBS Act:

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