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The Reverse Midas Touch of Government

Bluebonnet Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 7:38 AM
Suggestions? Yes. We should start teaching math once again in schools. In the meantime, we should teach a crash course for members of Congress. These mathematical geniuses have absolutely no concept of zero. There is a lot more to zero than just meaning "nothing." Adding zeros to the National Debt without the ability to pay for it equals theft and lives of servitude for the masses who are used as collateral. Dadgumit, those equations are really difficult, aren't they!
George257 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:41 PM
Ron781 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 4:18 PM
and be sure and teach positive values for items since all they seem to know how to grow is the negative side of the balance sheet.

Since I’m an out-of-the-closet libertarian, it goes without saying that I’m not favorably disposed to government intervention. As far as I’m concerned, Washington’s an inherently corrupt town filled with people seeking unearned wealth.

But even if I didn’t have any underlying philosophical or moral principles, I think I would still favor small government.

Why? Because just about everything government does turns into a bloody cluster-you-know-what, so there’s also a utilitarian case for libertarianism.

I discuss the reverse Midas touch of government with John Stossel.

The theme of Stossel’s show, by the way, was looking at how...