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The Oberlin Review

Government Regulation Allows Capitalism to Succeed

Bob Gross, Oberlin visitor

May 5, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In regard to the columns that have appeared in the Review debating libertarian capitalism: While I am a proponent of capitalism, I believe libertarian capitalism would be a disaster. It would be far too easy for the wealthy and powerful to exploit markets in a system of liberta...

Libertarian Ideology Protects Capital at Workers’ Expense

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2017

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Jacob Britton’s latest attempt at political debate begins, “It was only a matter of time…” Indeed, I suppose it was. I can’t help but feel that the first paragraph of Britton’s latest foray into the wide world of political economy is symptomatic of the bizarre way the right behaves on co...

Positive Rights, Not Capitalism, Require Violent State

Jacob Britton, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2017

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It was only a matter of time before a fellow Oberlin student would respond to my right-leaning op-ed condemning wealth distribution. Jordan Ecker begins his refutation by stating that my article is a mere “rehashing of key libertarian talking points,” then goes on to respond with his own rehashing...

Libertarian Economics Crudely Misguided

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2017

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Jacob Britton’s “Wealth Distribution Fails to Invigorate Economy” is a five-paragraph rehashing of key libertarian talking points (The Oberlin Review, March 31, 2017). It may prove heuristically useful, then, to offer a step-by-step rebuttal of each argument to demonstrate the overwhelming inadequacy of l...

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