Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Why Americans Are Confused

The Bastiat Society invites you to our monthly meeting next Wednesday, June 6th. We welcome Dr. Edward Hudgins, the executive director of The Atlas Society and publisher of that organization's magazine, The New Individual.

Dr. Hudgins' topic for the evening is:

"Why Americans Are Confused About Freedom and What We Can Do About It"

Ever notice that many Americans in the same breath will declare their support for free markets and for restricting gasoline "price-gouging," or for free speech and limits on political messages sponsored by "special interest groups?"

We all know the reasons why governments should be limited to protecting our lives, liberty and property. But too often those reasons fall on deaf ears because of the intellectual and moral confusion or the serious blind spots of many Americans, including those in the business community.

A review of some of the most common errors will help us better make the case for freedom to the widest audience.

Please RSVP at 843.577.7501 or email
175 King Street, Charleston, SC
5pm – 6pm Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres by Tristan
6pm – 7pm Presentation and discussion


Bill said...

The problem with free markets is they are not prefect. They only provide the greatest good to the greatest number at the lowest price.

Socialism on the other hand has a perfect record 100% failure and over 260 million killed in the 20th century alone.

Maybe not being perfect isn't so bad.

President said...

It reminds be of a guy I used to work with. He used to tell his boss, "I might be an SOB, but I'm your SOB, and I get the job done."

The free market might not always be pretty or pleasant, but it gets the job done.

And, thankfully, it is not murderous.