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Looking at one of the most popular books in the conservative canon: The Road to Serfdom

Summary:    The Road to Serfdom has rocketed to become a best-seller.  Hayek’s warning that government economic planning leads to totalitarian-like societies.  His theories are certainly politically useful to the Right.  But are they accurate? Perhaps the worst effect of WWII on America was to crack our collective reasoning machinery.   The heady experience of wielding great power against absolute …

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Today’s reading: “Let Them Eat Dogma”

This excerpt is just an hors’ dourves.  I recommend reading the article in full, a valuable perspective on today’s events:  “Let Them Eat Dogma“, Chris Lehmann, The Baffler, 25 January 2010 — Excerpt: Not so long ago, the lead theorists of America’s conservative revolution hymned it as a thing of unparalleled vitality and intellectual rigor. …

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The evil of socialism approaches!

Summary:  Economic crisis … a leftist radical President … Can socialism be avoided, or is it our destined fate?  Perhaps these things are more complex than we usually imagine?  Here are some different perspectives on the danger. 1.  One of our elected leaders shows the way Representative Barney Frank, on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”, 20 October 2008: …

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What do we know about the financial crisis? What are the key questions?

Amidst all the blather about the financial crisis, I believe two things are clear. We — everybody — have more questions than answers. We, the American people, are fools.  These events should spark thought about our fitness for self-government. This post discusses the questions, the details about the crisis.  As usual for this site, let us …

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Say good-bye to the old America. Welcome to our new socialist paradise!

America is changing while we debate the minutia of the presidential candidates’ syntax and style.  No conspiracies, nothing hidden.  A Tonkin Gulf resolution for our generation.  The Executive branch reshapes our economy in plain sight.  With just a nod from Congress (no tiresome bother with debate and voting).  Not only is our economy being restructured, but powerful precedents …

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