“Traditionalist conservatives and libertarians are right to worry that neoconservatism has not entirely shed the rationalist constructivism of progressivism,” says Nathan Schlueter.

Well, not exactly. Libertarians worry that neocons are members of the radical left who advocate endless mass murder of foreigners based on lies.

The utopian socialist Edward Bellamy wrote in 1888 that his ideal society eliminated

interminable rows of stores [in Boston]… ten thousand stores to distribute the goods needed by this one city, which in my dream had been supplied with all things from a single warehouse, as they were ordered through one great store in every quarter, where the buyer, without waste of time or labor, found under one roof the world’s assortment in whatever line he desired. (quoted in Hazlitt, Foundations of Morality)

Wait, what? Bellamy is describing one of most stunning present achievements of entrepreneurial capitalism, Amazon.com?

Hazlitt of course takes him to task for his silliness (“What Bellamy failed to see in this incredibly naive picture was that he was putting all the costs and inconveniences of ‘distribution’ on the buyer, on the consumer,” etc.), but even Hazlitt could not have foreseen the incredible efficiencies made possible by computer technology that made Bellamy’s vision actual in our own age entirely within laissez-faire.

Says Hazlitt:

The worst situation is one of mutual hostility, mutual aggression, war.

The second-best is one of “isolationism,” or refraint from mutual aggression.

But the ideal situation is one of international cooperation.

Leave it to today’s idiots to condemn (2) but seek to replace it not with (3) or cooperation but with (1) or war.

Note also that (2) is unstable and tends to degenerate into (1), unless every effort is made to bring about (3).

The word “proletarian” is a psychological diagnosis:

an ignorant, frustrated man with an undeveloped personality who angrily blames the “system” for his own failings.

The free market is not a place (as in marketplace), nor is defined by voluntary exchanges, since such exchanges occur even in an evenly rotating economy.

It is a process, an unpredictable series of novel entrepreneurial competitive moves and countermoves aimed at capturing profits and harnessed for social benefit.

As Roseanne has learned, you shall not speak ill of the apes… I mean, gods… ape-gods?

It’s not the first time: Rodner Figueroa blasphemed likewise, too, and lost his job; it doesn’t matter if the alleged Bad Words are “true.”

Again, in late 2016, Pamela Taylor lost her job as an official a small West Virginia town for calling Michelle Obama “ape in heels.”

Roseanne’s firing shows that often, the confession of faith is more important than money. In Hollywood, they do believe their own PC religion.

Every war victim killed physically and every war murderer who kills his own soul are trophies on the devil’s wall.

We can’t right now solve global environmental problems like oceans pollution or space trash.

In order to have a chance of succeeding at these formidable tasks, we must press forward to have the greatest general economic progress, specifically through laissez-faire capitalism.

The hope is that our future technology and expanded industrial base will “spill over” to offer solutions in regard to these for now unprivatizable commons.

“Supreme Court deals defeat to workers’ rights,” says LA Times.

“This ‘rights’ business sounds statist,” I reflected on reading the headline, “like New Deal regimentation or even socialist propaganda.” And it was:

The justices by a 5-4 vote Monday agreed with Trump administration lawyers on two key issues.

First, workers do not have a right to go to court to sue over alleged violations of federal workplace laws. They must accept industry-sponsored arbitration.

Second, the arbitration rules may require employees to bring their complaints as individuals and not as part any group or class.

Your rights are set by your employment contract. All “federal laws on wages, hours, or civil rights” must be abolished posthaste as tyrannical and counterproductive.