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What is the Value of Amazon, If Not for Government?

Bezos Laughing

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently sold about $3.1 billion worth of shares in his company, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission compiled by OpenInsider. Bezos says he was selling about $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Amazon shares are on a terror this year and are up an impressive 73% for the year.  Though Amazon has done some amazing things, one does have to ask the question of how much Amazon is a company or an extension of government, often called corporatism. Corporatism is the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation of government and exercising control over persons and activities

Sunday Thoughts: Is God an Egalitarian?

Egalitarian

So often we hear about "social justice" or even "economic justice" by many on the Left of the political spectrum. They blame many people of the Christian faith of being hypocritical on this subject. So we ask a provocative question: Is the (Christian) God an Egalitarian? For the purposes of this article, perhaps we need to define egalitarianism. Egalitarianism is generally characterized by the idea that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth. For many, this definition sounds reasonable, but the devil is in the detail. Some go further and argue that egalitarianism is where people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights and advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people.