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Capitalizt

Ever since the invention of both capitalism and communism, the two ideologies have been in serious conflict. Although in this modern day and age it would appear that capitalism has won out decisively with the fall of the Soviet Union and the opening of China, and that free markets would rule the day. Key exceptions arose, however. While most countries continued on their path of freedom in the marketplace, Latin American nations like Venezuela managed to maintain socialism. Others, like Norway, have continued without opening their markets any more extensively than since the end of World War II. How can countries all across the world still manage to defy free markets, and how can countries that have indeed opened up their markets also fail to see sustained consistent economic growth?

The short answer is oil.

The long answer is much more sophisticated, and the truth of the matter is that a country's internal economy no longer matters. Almost all of your industries could be non-profit o…

Celebrate Freedom

Ways to celebrate your freedom today:

1. Don't buy oil.
2. Protest.
3. Join activist groups.
4. Email or write to your Congressmen and Senators.
5. Buy a gun.
6. Publish something.
7. Contribute to an organization you believe in.

On Economic Systems

Ever since the invention of both capitalism and communism, the two ideologies have been in serious conflict. Although in this modern day and age it would appear that capitalism has won out decisively with the fall of the Soviet Union and the opening of China, and that free markets would rule the day. Key exceptions arose, however. While most countries continued on their path of freedom in the marketplace, Latin American nations like Venezuela managed to maintain socialism. Others, like Norway, have continued without opening their markets any more extensively than since the end of World War II. How can countries all across the world still manage to defy free markets, and how can countries that have indeed opened up their markets also fail to see sustained consistent economic growth?

The short answer is oil.

The long answer is much more sophisticated, and the truth of the matter is that a country's internal economy no longer matters. Almost all of your industries could be non-profit o…