Sunday, March 15, 2009

Free Enterprize--What a quaint idea

1 comment:

Harold said...

Naive and simplistic. When will you realize that real economies are much more complicated and that your utopian idea of "freedom" is passé? We're in a new era of interconnectedness and we have to make tough decisions about serious problems like global change that affect us all. That unenlightened self-interest stuff is for the birds, as everybody knows. Serious economists and philosophers reject laissez-faire, and with good reason...Grow up, honey.

Somewhere along the line, and I'm not a historian, the focus changed from individual rights (to act free from coercion) to group claims. I'm not sure how it happened, but the discourse is now over which "class" should get what (from whom), and which "disadvantaged group" needs protection (at whose expense), and so on.

It's all very troubling.