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Greed

Kirk92 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 12:26 PM
I wasn't aware people were being forced to buy bottled water and milk. I wasn't aware people would overpay for anything of value to them. I am aware people are being forced into Obamacare and the sky high prices that will ensue from this marxist plan. You need an education in free markets and marxism. They're really quite different.
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...