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Greed

Parker01 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 9:41 AM
Democrats are greedy for political power and they achieve it by promoting and spreading the disease of covetousness. The problem with Republicans is they never do anything to cure the disease. They merely treat the symptoms and slow the heart rate. i.e., they put ice on the wound to slow the bleeding. They never actually heal the disease. After a while, they too, become obsessed with the greed and lust for the power of being a politician.
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...