Free Markets

How to Get Back at Evil Corporations

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Many on the left defend their support for big government and high taxes by saying that as long as the government is helping society as a whole, they have no problem with it. This position is often used to imply that those that do not hold this belief are heartless, and just plain do not care about helping those who are less fortunate.

While pushing for more government programs and more laws, liberals speak of evil corporations and corrupt businessmen. There is no doubt there are evil people in this world, and that power does corrupt individuals. There certainly are a lot of people out there always trying to get ahead by stepping on others’ rights and by breaking the rules.

My question is this: If businessmen can be corrupt, can not a government official? I mean, we are all people after all. Businessmen are not a different type of species. People, in general, can be evil. Why are liberals not as concerned about the corruption that can erupt from giving those in government, more power? Powerful corporations are bad, but not powerful government officials? Continue reading

The Free Market Has Been Framed

I came across this video by Jacob Spinney. It does an excellent job of explaining all the different factors that contributed to the economic crisis and completely destroys the myth that the free market was responsible. How can something that does not exist be blamed for what is happening?