Monday, January 11, 2010

John Stossel on Ayn Rand

Given the topic of our last meeting, last week's episode of "Stossel" on the Fox Business channel was rather timely. Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Baker for a fantastic presentation, and also reminding me to post this link.

Parts 2-6 can be found here.

1 comment:

clay barham said...

And, who did all this to us, to our beloved country? He grew the federal government under the excuse of the myth of the Constitution’s “implied powers.” He encouraged a federalized banking system that causes boom-and-bust cycles, while generating a massive national debt and increasing taxation. He increased the power of federal courts in order to replace individual freedom with community interests. He did everything he could to eliminate state’s rights and the rights of citizens. He lined the pockets of the wealthy, creating a government system dependent on graft, spoils to special interests, and patronage. State governments expected shares of federal monies as pork barrel spending. You think it is Obama? Think again. It was Alexander Hamilton. He caused a “Tea Party” revolution that resulted in the 1800 election of a libertarian for president, Thomas Jefferson. From him the Democratic Party was ultimately formed as a Libertarian Party, until the 20th century Democrats switched to Rousseau and Marx, as cited in THE CHANGING FACE OF DEMOCRATS on