C o n t r a r i a n T h o u g h t s
Below are a few assorted editorial & opinion pieces that reflect my own general libertarian views on various topics. Click on the linked menu below for each piece, and then close each separately.
Politically, I'm an independent... closer to Libertarian than any other party or dogma. Such a libertarian view is one that stresses limited government -- in order to insure greater liberty and personal freedom for more individuals.
Sowell's thinking, "Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from," reinforces how difficult economic policy can become when politics becomes involved. So his view is generally (today) called a "conservative" view... but it's more accurately a pro-freedom, anti-totalitarian, anti-socialism economic model. It implies that well-intentioned governmental interference (laws, regulations, taxes, fiscal policy) usually make matters worse for the individual.
Here's just a few of the online resources I like to use:
Before I get to the articles below, here's an online article on the top-10 things people believe about Canadian health care, but shouldn't. It looks at the failures that occur when government gets involved in commerce... a major Libertarian topic.
Finally, here's a fun read by Michael Levin on Capitalism and American Sports. Why most Americans prefer American sports to soccer, and their relationship to freedom & Capitalism.
"At each election, we vote in a new set of politicians, insanely assuming that they are better than the ones turned out."
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