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Tyrants and Human Nature

Steve of CA Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 5:15 PM
So in your view, for example, Chile under Pinochet, Greece under the military junta, Spain under Franco. Iran under the Shah, Nicaragua under Somoza, none of these were right wing dictatorships? Were they then left wing dictatorships or would you maintain they were not dictatorships at all?

The agendas of liberals, progressives and assorted tyrants desperately depend on the aspects of human nature they often condemn, such as acquisitiveness, profit motive, self-interestedness and greed. This crossed my mind while reading "How Departures From Economic Freedom Can Affect Freedom In General," by Dr. John Taylor, a Hoover Institution scholar. Taylor tells how former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich was forced to take Troubled Asset Relief Program funds even though Wells Fargo did not need or want the funds. Kovacevich was threatened that if he did not accept TARP money, regulators would declare his bank capital-deficient even though Wells...