Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
They would probably argue that it was not unobstructed *enough*... [grin]
It's my understanding that the biggest problem--the swaps--weren't regulated at all.
Libertarianism was ever alive?Always seemed pretty deadly to me.As Porkypine said: "Somehow the humor in this strip eludes me."-- ml With fond remembrance of Mr. W. Kelly
The removal of regulation by Republicans has made it free for all. Wall Street could do whatever it wanted in the name of profit. I guess those were not real profits after all and now the poor taxpayers end up paying for the follies of bankers.
Do I detect a pattern here? (:I really think they need to rename the ideology "trickle up" theory.
One of the first things I read on the web years ago was an anarchist's critique of libertarianism. The most important thing was the point that you generally get a lot more orders from your boss than from a police officer.I'm not an anarchist, but I do recognize that corporations can pose at least as much of a threat to liberty as governments.
I think fairness is a fundamental issue. If we believe that one person's contribution to the economy is worth thousands of times that of other people who seem to do hard and necessary jobs, we really believe in some form of magic.
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