fbpx

OnlySky is dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through reality-based journalism, storytelling, and commentary. But as a reader-supported platform, we need your help to do this work. Can we count you in?

$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Paying the transaction fee is not required, but it directs more money in support of our mission.

OnlySky is dedicated to protecting America’s secular democracy through reality-based journalism, storytelling, and commentary.

Subscribe to Our Newsletters

Get world-class secular storytelling delivered to your inbox every week.

Newsletters

OR

By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Thank you for registering!

Get the best of OnlySky in your inbox every week.

Posted inEconomics

When scarcity is contrived for capitalist ends

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a capitalist system, a business is judged to be successful if it is profitable. To maximize profits, producers often restrict production rather than ensure the maximum utilization of resources. The strategy of restricting production to increase profits is known as artificial scarcity. It uses the forces of the capitalist “free market.” By restricting supply, […]

Posted inHealth, Politics

Shocking: The US Military Overtly Used to Sustain Price Gouging and Profiteering.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The military has long been a way in which a government can ensure the cogs of the economy and international trade remain well oiled. I have written about this in “The Armed Forces and Their Remit, Corporations, and Morality“. This si definitely something that any government involved in the machinations of capitalism would want to […]

Posted inUncategorized

On Free Market Economics: Free Market Success Stories

Reading Time: 32 minutes Buckle up, this is another sizeable piece… (my series conclusion is below too, so don’t miss that). In this series looking skeptically at libertarian claims of free market capitalism being the holy grail of all of reality, I have come to the section where I cast a skeptical eye over some of the more common […]

Posted inUncategorized

On Free Market Economics: No True Capitalism

Reading Time: 13 minutes Here is my second post in my series on free market skepticism (here is my first). I will start you off with this comment: However let’s move onto your left-wing economic degenerate lies where you say You then hit out with this garbage in response to me stating that free markets have never failed; “That’s because you […]

Posted inPolitics

Jesus and Trickle Down Economics

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am involved in a conversation on facebook at the moment about free market economics. The conversation includes some theists (such as Nick Peters) who espouse trickle down economics. I have written about free market economics and trickle down economics at great lengths before, but it is interesting to do so with at least some […]

Posted inEducation, Ethics and Morality, Philosophy, Politics

Dealing with replies to my free market skepticism posts

Reading Time: 20 minutes This chap (to whom the series was directed), Scotty M, has replied to some of my points in the series on Free Market Economics. Unfortunately, he would rather rabidly bash away at You Tube than bring a civil discussion here.

The most common issue that Scotty faces is his predilection for straw manning positions by either misunderstanding them or wilfully employing some kind of bait and switch or intended mischaracterisation to fight against an imaginary foe.

Posted inEthics and Morality, Philosophy, Politics

On the Skepticism of Free Market Economics (part 3): free market success stories

Reading Time: 32 minutes Buckle up, this is another sizeable piece…

In this series looking skeptically at libertarian claims of free market capitalism being the holy grail of all of reality, I have come to the section where I cast a skeptical eye over some of the more common claims of libertarians. The claim appears to be that free market economics is responsible for the success of certain countries. I would like to set out here that, whilst this is true to some extent, it is not so obviously the case. Remember from previous posts, I am not advocating some kind of communist collectivism.

Sign In

We've recently sent you an authentication link. Please, check your inbox!

Sign in with a password below, or sign in using your email.

Get a code sent to your email to sign in, or sign in using a password.

Enter the code you received via email to sign in, or sign in using a password.

Subscribe to our newsletters:

OR

By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.