- Robert Reich recently noted that people without arguments often resort to personal attacks. They also resort to pleasant-sounding nonsense.
- Conservatives Oppose Minimum Wage Increase. Wow. Really?
Paul Buchheit, Common Dreams
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Ayn Rand peaking out from behind the libertarian curtain. For all the bluster of the "free market" fundamentalists, their arguments repeatedly fall flat in the real world. (Source: litreactor.com)
Monday, September 16, 2013 | Free-market libertarians go to outrageous extremes to convince themselves and others of the infallibility of the market. Even when opposing evidence smacks them in the face, they conjure up sound bites that seem vaguely convincing but are in reality meaningless. Here are some examples.
1. A Free Market is Good for Everyone.
Milton Friedman was a magician with words, making reality disappear: "There is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people [than] the free-enterprise system ... The free market system distributes the fruits of economic progress among all people."
Paul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago, founder and developer of social justice and educational websites (UsAgainstGreed.org, PayUpNow.org, RappingHistory.org), and the editor and main author of "American Wars: Illusions and Realities" (Clarity Press).
Conservatives Oppose Minimum Wage Increase. Wow. Really? John Van Hecke, Minnesota2020 <>
- If you’re looking for a summary of conservative, no-new-taxes policy opposition to minimum wage increases and workers rights, well, you’ve come to the right place. The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota's (FFM’s) report has bombastic ideology to spare.
- The reign of morons is here.