Shocked, and not shocked, by today's morning headlines. Ron Paul, the man with half-a-lick-o-sense, won the Conservative Political Action Committee's vote for President of the US 0f A. Ron Paul is my ally, although he doesn't know it. Paul is a capitalist libertarian. I am a socialist libertarian. The main difference between Ron Paul and me is that he believes in the fairy tale of a free market and I most definitely do not.
Markets are never free. They operate in tandem with governments. I agree that production that is not controlled by governments is better than production controlled by governments, in theory. But have you seen all the junk at the dollar store? People should have to take out a permit to manufacture and transoceanically ship those ugly figurines.