Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Is America a good idea? The idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? According to Dartmouth professor Mark Bray, the answer is no. Bray wrote an op-ed entitled "How Capitalism Stokes the Far Right and Climate Catastrophe." He said "The world is on fire. This is no time to be patient. If we don’t abolish capitalism, capitalism will abolish us." Of course, Bray has the freedom of speech to say such things. But should the government dictate how hard someone should work and how much they should make? If capitalism is abolished that means that the government will limit opportunity and how much you can make. And this is antithetical to America's ideals. Ironically, Bray donated half of the profits from one of his books to Antifa, the group that uses fascist tactics to get its way.