Defender of Free-Markets

Rarely defending free-market principles, politicians are useless most of the time.  Both Republicans and Democrats typically advocate some type of command and control economy over freedom.  Ron Paul is an exception.  He does an excellent job in this interview. 

Krauthammer, through the questions he asks, outs himself as basic authoritarian.  I've never understood why people who claim to favor small government and free-markets like Krauthammer, but I run into them sometimes.  

Also notice how Ron Paul quickly responds that he would appoint Jim Grant as Fed Chair (as he works to phase out the Fed).  Grant is brilliant, and Paul is brilliant to recognize that. 

"I only have one subject I am interested in.  That is the subject of liberty" -Ron Paul, defender of free-markets.  

1 comment:

  1. I mentioned Charles Krauthammer in the post above and how I don't understand whey some "conservatives" like him. I never have. He always seemed like an authoritarian to me. Today, I am reading on Tom Wood's site (link listed below)an alleged quote from Krauthammer in April of 1996: "Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquility of the kind enjoyed in sister democracies like Canada and Britain."

    Krauthammer continues: "Passing a law like the assult weapons ban is a symbolic_purely symbolic_move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation..."

    Orwell wrote "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-forever".

    Krauthammer is one of the many manifestations of that boot.



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