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Greed

Coastal Conservative Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:33 PM
There is so much wrong with your comment that it would take up the whole internet to explain...
dan17 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:52 PM
Simple to explain:
The free market is corrupted by a soft tyranny contained within our government, and enforced by the resultant bloated and out of control bureaucracy
On TV, my Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly says, "The recession was brought on largely by greedy Wall Street corporations."

Give me a break.

Bill's smart. If he believes such things, we who care about freedom have done a poor job communicating economics.

Blaming problems on "greed" is a mindless cliche.

Yes, Wall Street was greedy -- but that's nothing new. Greed is a constant. Did you ever turn down a raise? We need a free market because it restrains greed. Laws against theft and fraud help, but competition does more. With this election approaching, and statist, eager-to-regulate candidates in ascent, we...