Tag: Marx

Man-Made Utopias: A Lewisian Assessment

The Almighty Mind of Man can do anything, we’re often promised. Every age has its share of utopians who believe that societal perfection lies at the other end of that proverbial rainbow (if only we could ever find the location of the “end”). Karl Marx was positive that his scheme would usher in the perfect society where there would be no more government, no more religion, no more philosophy, and no more family. The Age of Aquarius, that illusion of… Read more »

Income Inequality, Faulty Reasoning, & Bad Policy

We’re hearing a lot of talk again lately about income inequality. President Obama, in what I believe is an attempt to take the focus off the failure of his signature healthcare law, has come out swinging against those who succeed too much. The impression he wishes to leave is that the reason some are doing poorly is because others are too successful. This is an old ploy. It goes back to Karl Marx, at least, who theorized that the rich… Read more »

Honoring Karl Marx: Is That Really What We Want to Do?

Since April 15th came on a Sunday this year, today is the filing deadline for federal income taxes. This has become so much a part of life that most Americans probably don’t realize it wasn’t always this way. The federal income tax didn’t exist for the first 137 years of the republic [except for a short time during the Civil War]. Then in 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment was added to the Constitution [the ratification of which is still suspect historically]… Read more »

Worldview Does Matter

A person’s worldview does affect how he sees everything. I’ve commented often on what I believe Obama’s worldview is: non-Christian, anti-Western, and heavily influenced by Marxist philosophy. Take a hypothetical classroom where economist Adam Smith and Karl Marx might be under the tutelage of Prof. Obama: There are ramifications to the rejection of free markets and the adoption of government control of the economy: President Obama, though, refuses to take any responsibility for any of our economic woes. He continues to… Read more »