Most of you may have seen this already, but it is always good as a reminder. Friedman schooling the hopeless ideologue Phil Donahue.
If you want to know where the masses are worse off, it is exactly in the kinds of societies where they depart from that. The record of history is absolutely crystal clear that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.”
He comments futher on Donahue’s naiveness:
You know I think you’re taking a lot of things for granted. And just tell me where in the world do you find these angels who are going to organize society for us? I don’t even trust you to do that.”
There are plenty of gullible Donahues and drones out there who think Boy Wonder Obama, with all his candy-coated utopian promises, can organize society for us, along with the EPA, or the WBGU, or the European Commission, or the UN, or…
Four years later, 6 trillion dollars more debt and 9 million unemployed people more should tell you everything you need to know. “The record of history is absolutely crystal clear.”
That’s why you must go out and vote.
PS: And here’s Friedman on socialized medicine:
Little wonder that the US lawmakers made themselves exempt from the very system they now are planning to impose on the rest of the country.