Archive for Capitalism

Leave A Legacy Of Prosperity For Your Children

Set new expectations of American life for your Children that will bring about unparalleled prosperity for their generation. The concept of leaving an impact on the world can be scary. Intentionally deciding what your legacy will be is awe inspiring. It can feel overwhelming.

Have you begun to contemplate the concept of raising children? What legacy are you going to leave them? Whether you have children already or not, the actions you take today are shaping the world that your children will inherit.

Before Having Children, Think About Their Future

Before you ever have children is the best time to start thinking about the future you will leave for them.

I’m not talking about the material wealth you will accumulate and leave as an inheritance for them. I am talking about participating in the American economic system and bolstering it.

Don’t make your children cope with the same mess that young people are living with today.

Realization Strikes

One day you wake up and the realization hits you that the decisions you make now affect not only your future but the future of your offspring. The fate of generations is in your hands. Wow, what a thought.

The question is – what will you do with it? Keep living for the here and now or start making the best future possible as your legacy?The fate of generations is in your hands. Wow, what a thought Click To Tweet Read More →

Why Young Americans Should Not Abandon Capitalism

Popular media paints a bleak picture of capitalism and touts the benefits of socialist values.  Those views tickle the ears, but do not hold up to scrutiny and critical thinking.  Don’t fall into the trap of going with what sounds good rather than what truly is good and beneficial.

Many benefits available to you and the American way of life are only possible in a capitalistic economic system.  I want you to take away a viewpoint that capitalism is a positive, compassionate system.  Seek out, read and become informed about the fundamentals of Capitalism.  Realize how the application of the principles will benefit you and then decide to engage the system to your benefit.

Paladin Pillar Article

This post is a pillar article for the Paladin blog.  An article by Sarah Kendzior in Foreign Policy magazine details many reasons that young Americans are believed to be giving up on capitalism.  While that article was a gut punch, it exposes many of the maladies of the past eight years or so that have caused young Americans to begin doubting our system.  They have begun to feel like our system might not be the best, despite not having personal exposure to a longstanding socialist economic system.  As you read the Paladin About page, you will find that this blog is all about promoting Capitalism.

One of the blessings that I have enjoyed in my life is the opportunity to travel the world and gain first-hand knowledge of political-economic systems different from my own.  This exposure has reinforced the belief that America has The Best Economic System at its core.  It is my belief that if the principles of capitalism were studied and employed by every American, many of the maladies mentioned in Kendzior’s article would have self-corrected.  The short sighted actions taken by thousands of Americans led people into traps that impacted us as a whole.  The root of these problems goes much farther back than when their impact was first observed.  A mix of actions by the government, financial institutions and industries has fed the problems.

To the Young American Launching into the Workforce

So, how does this apply to a young American who is starting out in the workforce?  Understanding how the system that you are entering works will help you understand your role and the opportunities that you can benefit from.  Of course, you can go out there and experience it first if you want to.  Better to study and learn from others how it is intended to work.  You will suffer fewer knocks if you know what you are getting into.  Words to the wise, it is up to you what you do with them. Read More →

Who is Responsible to Provide Basic Needs of Americans?

There are some people who believe that the government is responsible to provide basic needs of Americans.  Others believe that each individual is responsible for providing basic needs for themselves and their own family.  Which are you?

Who Provides Basic Needs

Don’t know about you, but I am responsible to provide for myself and my family

To Provide Light not Heat

Let me say up front that the intent of all my posts are to bring light, not heat.  By that I mean I want to share information not inflame emotion.  I know that many people are emotionally charged by the topic of government assistance.  It is a hotly debated political topic that divides our government along party lines.

The topic of government handouts is a sensitive one because no one wants to see suffering, and various political groups see solutions differently.  I am not taking any side about whether we should or should not provide for the less fortunate.  My hope is for you to find a better solution for yourself than being dependent on anyone else.  Your freedom is what I am writing about here.  I believe that you will have greater freedom if you shoulder the responsibility for providing for yourself and your own family.

If you feel like you are dependent on someone else or the government to help you make ends meet, I know how you feel.  I felt the same way.  There was a period of my life where I was dependent on government assistance to feed my kids.

How I Ended up on Government Assistance

Having been on the receiving end of government assistance in the form of WIC, I can assure you that being free from that lifestyle is a blessing.  I much prefer being able to provide for my own family.  There is no satisfaction in receiving handouts.  WIC is state assistance to help cover the cost of foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.  For more facts on WIC, see the USDA site The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

So, how did I end up getting government assistance and how did I get off it? Read More →