free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 30 September 2014 - 09/30/14 04:33 AM
Free Enterprise Shines As A Bright Beacon On A Hill   "Each of us must become candles in the darkness of collectivist ideas.  The brighter we each shine through our understanding and ability to articulate the meaning of freedom, the more we will be beacons that can attract others."  
Richard M. Ebeling Foundation for Economic Education
Collectivist ideas.  What are collectivist ideas?
Basically collectivism has to do with private property.  It is that all property belongs to "the group," and nothing is owned by any one individual.
But it is more than that.  To be understood collectivism has to … (2 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 16 September 2014 - 09/16/14 04:59 AM
Free Enterprise Is The Rough Road To Easy Street   "It is a rough road that leads to the path of greatness."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC - 65AD)   Obviously this kind of a quote can be used in many contexts, and it is perfect for the concept of free enterprise.   Doing something for yourself, being your "own boss," creating an entity from nothing and struggling to develop it - and all of the other things it takes to make it in a free-enterprise environment is nothing if it is not a "rough road."   But is it worth it? … (14 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 9 September 2014 - 09/09/14 03:50 AM
A Free Enterprise Parable And A Historical Struggle A parable is a story, or poem, which is used to illustrate a moral or spiritual point, and reveal a hiddenmeaning.  It comes from the Latin word, parabola, which means comparison, discourse, or placing side-by-side
When parables are employed, different people understand them on different levels and arrive at different interpretations.  One reason for this is background, but another is feeling.  Sometimes we simply feel the spirit of something and it touches us.   This is the MacGregor escutcheon, or coat of arms.  It features a tree and a crowned sword.   The … (7 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 19 August 2014 - 08/19/14 02:34 AM
Free Enterprise Multiplies Opportunities That Are Created And Seized  
  "Opportunities multiply when they are seized."
Sun Tzu (544BC - 496BC)
Short and sweet.  From the Chinese war strategist and tactician whose wisdom and brilliance is so often demonstrated in his brevity.
If free enterprise is anything, it is about seizing opportunity.
The battle cry of free enterprise could be Carpe Commodum!
That would mean Seize the Opportunity!
Free enterprise is about finding out what you like to do and do well.  Or developing a technique or product that can be marketed or advanced in its own niche.  And … (15 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 12 August 2014 - 08/13/14 03:21 AM
Free Enterprise Is A Spirit That Should Be Seen And Pursued   "A people who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages, may achieve almost anything."
George Washington (1732-1799)
This was a president concerned with "the people" in his country.  And he never forgot that concern.  Forgetting himself he spent his life founding a country "the people" could enjoy.
The key words I see here:  spirit, commerce, pursue, advantages, and achieve.
Put together they indicate a positive people who are free to engage in enterprise.  They would be free to engage in … (12 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 5 August 2014 - 08/05/14 04:41 AM
Free Enterprise Is An Endowment That Eschews Statism And Tyranny    "I believe that without free enterprise there can be no democracy."
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969)
While free enterprise and democracy are very different, with one being an economic system and the other political, they are not exactly oil and vinegar.
Both are based solidly in the camp of individual freedom and individual responsibility.  Both eschew tyranny, soft and hard tyranny.
This was no accident.  The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing.  How could they devise a political system, with the exceptional ideas of individual rights and limited gubment, and … (13 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 29 July 2014 - 07/29/14 05:24 AM
Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it."
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
This defines the human experience. 
Some of us want to strive, and achieve, and learn, and grow, and progress, and provide, and earn, and experience, and fail, and fail again, and then succeed.
Some of us want none of that.  Some want life to happen to them, to unfold for them, to bring riches, to provide their wishes, to have the very … (84 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 22 July 2014 - 07/22/14 01:46 AM
Free Enterprise Never Happens By Force    "The government can supply no substitute for enterprise."
Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
And why should it?  Gubment cannot provide all it takes for people to dream, desire, create, self motivate, risk, strive, or work.
Work you say?  Free enterprise requires work?  Free enterprise requires self discipline, self motivation, and personal leadership?
Some definitions follow, gleaned from my old-fashioned Oxford Dictionary on the shelf over my desk.  I refer to it daily, often times many times a day.
Enterprise noun  1 a project or undertaking, especially a bold one.  2 bold resourcefulness.  3 a … (11 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 15 July 2014 - 07/15/14 03:18 AM
Free Enterpise Is Not Unrestrained Intervention And Regulation   "Fortunately, political freedom and economic progress are natural partners.  Despite capitalism's lingering reputation as the source of all the world's evils, the fact remains that every single democracy is a capitalist country.  Half a century of economic experimentation proved beyond doubt that tyranny cannot yield prosperity. ... Socialism collapsed because it is a policy of unrestrained intervention.  It tries to fix what is 'wrong' with the spontaneous, self-organizing phenomenon called capitalism.  But, of course, a natural process cannot be 'fixed.' ... Socialism is an ideology. Capitalism is a natural phenomenon."
  Michael Rothschild … (11 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 8 July 2014 - 07/08/14 03:03 AM
The World Is Sick. Free Enterprise Is The Cure.   "The answer is free enterprise. Our economic system is what keeps Americans employed, clothed, housed, and nourished. That system makes it possible for every American to attain his or her dream of material or spiritual wealth. It truly makes ours the land of opportunity."   Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. That first sentence, "The answer is free enterprise," could be THE answer to so many questions!
Pickens, a free-enterprise entrepreneur if there ever was one, states a few of the unasked questions in the quote.   What's the best way to employ … (10 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 1 July 2014 - 07/01/14 03:37 AM
  “It's true that the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”   Charlemagne (742? - 814)    Is this not the way of free enterprise?   Innovation is one of its hallmarks!  An entrepreneur with a great idea has the wherewithal to introduce it into the product market.  It takes off.  He changes it, improves it, and and sometimes continually creates new from old.   But so do others!  The original idea or product might be common for some time.  Then someone comes along with a transforming change.  That is changed again, and again, and … (8 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 24 June 2014 - 06/24/14 03:38 AM
Free Enterprise Has The Power To Create Joy  
  "Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do.  I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) What free enterprise words are these:  "I am the decisive element."
That says it all!
That defines what freedom, and individual liberty, and endowed rights, and economic self interest, … (16 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 17 June 2014 - 06/17/14 12:48 AM
Free Enterprise Suggests The Pursuit Of Happiness  
“Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, will invite you, to add something to the pleasure of others, or to diminish something of their pains.” 
                                    Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)
This is a person of optimism!
This is the optimism that comes with free enterprise!
In a free enterprise setting one is pursuing what one does best, what one wants to do, what makes one happiest.
Yes, there is risk involved. 
Yes, there is hard work involved.
Yes, there … (5 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 10 June 2014 - 06/10/14 05:08 AM
Free Enterprise Demands Liberty   "Indeed liberty is the divine source of all human happiness.  To possess, in security, the effects of our industry, is the most powerful and reasonable incitement to be industrious: And to be able to provide for our children, and to leave them all that we have, is the best motive to beget them.  But where property is precarious, labor will languish.  The privileges of thinking, saying and doing what we please, and of growing rich as we can, without any other restriction, than that by all this we hurt not the public, nor one another, are … (9 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 3 June 2014 - 06/03/14 05:28 AM
The Exceptionalism Of Freedom Is Not Understood By Dictators  
 "The state is no organism capable of bringing either moral or material improvements to the populace, but merely a vehicle of power for men and party and power."
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
If gubment isn't a vehicle of power, what is?
Therefore, such power would attract what types of people, those who would "lead" a gubment?
Power is not what defines the "exceptionalism" of America. 
Power is not what defines the "exceptionalism" of the Founding Fathers.
Power is not what defines the "exceptionalism" of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of … (14 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 27 May 2014 - 05/27/14 03:31 AM
Would That We Will Be Able To Say "Free Enterprise Survives!"  
   "Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger they can shoot.  Others look on it as a cow they can milk.  Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Winston Churchill always cut right to the quick.
Consider the alternatives he proposed here as regards FREE enterprise.  These are simple and easy to understand.
What is a predatory tiger and why would it be shot?  The predatory tiger sneaks up onto an unsuspecting victim, grabs … (8 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 20 May 2014 - 05/20/14 02:16 AM
With Free Enterprise There Are No Guarantees    "Capitalism offers nothing but frustrations and rebuffs to those who wish - because of claimed superiority of intelligence, birth, credentials, or ideals - to get without giving, to take without risking, to profit without sacrifice, to be exalted without humbling themselves to understand others and meet their needs."
George Gilder   In other words, capitalism demands that one reaps what one sows.
According to Gilder, capitalism's pre-requisite is to give before you get; to risk before you take; to sacrifice before you profit; and to be exalted only after and to the … (13 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 13 May 2014 - 05/13/14 05:24 AM
Great Quality Is The Natural Result Of Free Enterprise   "I realized I could not keep up and maintain any kind of quality.  I thought maybe that if I had the very best ice cream, people would be willing to pay for it."
Reuben Mattus (1912 - 1994)   This is the founder of Haagen-Dazs musing.  What is he talking about?   In the 1950s Mattus found himself, his small horse-drawn company, his product, and his ice cream, in a price war with large manufacturers.  They were able to compete with each other based on size and economies of scale.  His … (20 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 6 May 2014 - 05/06/14 02:25 AM
Free Enterprise Engenders Uncompromising Quality  
“My first loaf should have been sent to the Smithsonian Institution as a sample of Stone Age bread, for it was hard as a rock and about one inch high.  So I started over again, and after a few more efforts by trial and error, we achieved what seemed like good bread.”
Margaret Rudkin (1897 - 1967)
Founder of Pepperidge Farm
Moving to a property called Pepperidge Farm in Fairfield CT in 1929, Margaret Rudkin, her husband and three sons began dealing with the Depression.
As difficult as that was, their youngest son's asthma and severe … (26 comments)

free enterprise: Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote - 29 April 2014 - 04/29/14 03:36 AM
The Power Of Free Markets To Do Good   "Those of us who believe in the power of markets to do good must also believe in the power of markets to reduce harms - including the harms of pollution and climate change.  That work of market-driven harm reduction is being done right here."
David Frum   What is a free market?  A free market is one which is regulated by supply and demand.   What is supply and demand?  Supply would be how much of something (good or service) is available to the market and demand is the desire in a … (15 comments)

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