Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Is Ron Paul Blind?

Ron Paul doesn't seem stupid, but deep down I'm not so sure, based on what he told The Hill:
"...governments are always destructive in the creation of wealth."
All you really have to do is think about the world for maybe 3 seconds to realize that the affluence and freedom resides in those countries that have strong democrat-ish governments that enforce laws provide the essential infrastructure on which commerce, education, and enterprise depend. Or, as Niall Ferguson put it in a recent TED talk, "the six killer apps of prosperity," none of which are seen in lawless states or where people spend half the day just walking to get water:

Thom Hartmann, the progressive radio host, calls libertarianism a "cult." Ron Paul doesn't do much to convince a person otherwise.

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