Defense of Capitalism


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Prevailing economic system is "regulated capitalism"— avoids the problems with capitalism

http://www.glennmelancon.com/?p=94\
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/rick-newman/2012/12/06/why-the-tension-between-socialism-and-capitalism-will-intensify
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2129804,00.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-hindery-jr/senator-mccain-regulated_b_139736.html
http://open.salon.com/blog/nathan_foster/2009/09/14/regulated_capitalism_vs_socialism

Serial policy success

http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/opinion/view/274
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/signs-proof-world-getting-better-all-time-soleira-green
http://www.vox.com/2015/7/13/8908397/11-charts-best-time-in-history
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/why-2016-will-have-less-poverty-hunger-and-disease-than-any-year-in-human-history/
http://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2015/12/daniel-hannan-2.html
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/28/politicians-optimistic-philosophy-hope
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-world-is-becoming-a-better-place-2014-10
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/project_syndicate/2013/10/world_scorecard_a_new_report_shows_how_the_world_is_a_better_place.html
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2148625,00.html
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/11/3036671/2013-certainly-year-human-history/
http://www.greatnewstory.com/home/sustainability/economic/the-environmental-optimist-robert-brinsmead/
http://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/cheer-up-17-reasons-its-a-great-time-to-be-alive/
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/63023/indur-m-goklany/better-lives
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/08/16/best_decade_ever?page=full
http://reason.com/archives/2000/05/01/earth-day-then-and-now/4
http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/apocalypse-not.aspx

Non-market inability to allocate resources (planned economy) means failure

http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-journal/2008/1/cj28n1-
http://www.gongol.com/research/economics/socialismandtheenvironment/
http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj11n2/cj11n2-5.pdf
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/the-common-good-and-the-free-rider
http://ccs.in/blame-it-all-socialism

War

http://pages.ucsd.edu/~egartzke/publications/gartzke_ajps_07-1.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/war-really-is-going-out-of-style.html?_r=0
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111904106704576583203589408180
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/11/news-isis-syria-headlines-violence-steven-pinker
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jul/21/stu-burguiere/fewer-wars-fewer-people-dying-wars-now-quite-some/
http://www.stats.org/is-the-risk-of-war-declining/
http://www.cato.org/pubs/efw/efw2005/efw2005-2.pdf
http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj28n1/cj28n1-3.pdf
http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj22n3/cj22n3-9.pdf
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156914909x423908;jsessionid=6p80kcbn0fook.x-brill-live-02
http://www.insideronline.org/feature.cfm?id=106
http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/ufpp15&div=11&id=&page=

Environment

http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/why-socialism-causes-pollution/
http://www.gongol.com/research/economics/socialismandtheenvironment/
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3073
http://www.freetrade.org/pubs/pas/tpa-015b.pdf
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa449.pdf
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/apr/26/royal-society-report-consumption-population
http://www.greatnewstory.com/home/sustainability/economic/the-environmental-optimist-robert-brinsmead/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/04/27/the-limits-to-environmentalism/
http://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2015/12/daniel-hannan-2.html
http://nypost.com/2014/04/21/the-deadliest-environmental-threat-its-not-global-warming/
https://www.alec.org/article/celebrating-earth-day/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140429202027-53060352-cheer-up-5-ways-the-environment-is-getting-better
http://environmentalpolicyalliance.org/the-environment-is-improving/

Poverty / Inequality

http://www.cato.org/blog/dramatic-decline-world-poverty
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2015/12/31/unreported-industrial-revolution-and-capitalism-explain-sharp-decline
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/12/21/poverty-violence-decline-free-market-innovation-economy-column/77663688/
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/global-povertys-defeat-capitalisms-triumph
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/amazing-chart-shows-thanks-to-capitalism-global-poverty-is-at-its-lowest-rate-in-history/article/2562224
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21578665-nearly-1-billion-people-have-been-taken-out-extreme-poverty-20-years-world-should-aim
http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/13-04-24/
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/why-2016-will-have-less-poverty-hunger-and-disease-than-any-year-in-human-history/
http://www.investors.com/industrial-revolution-has-almost-killed-off-absolute-poverty-around-the-world/
http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=1168A531-A5E2-4810-B6AF-7DC0465D11BB
http://www.ccsindia.org/ccsindia/people_lingle_socialism.htm
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3245
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2003/09/01/the_morality_of_the_market?page=full
http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/ufpp15&div=11&id=&page=
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Robert-Reich/2010/0820/Why-growth-is-good
http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj28n1/cj28n1-3.pdf
http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/technical_reports/2011/RAND_TR912.pdf
http://www.dlc.org/ndol_ci.cfm?kaid=108&subid=206&contentid=254256