And We Are Not Free

“Economic freedom” (i.e., unregulated, laissez faire capitalism) is not, despite conservative propaganda, the same thing as political freedom. Don’t believe me? Ask the Cato Institute and note that their top ten “most free” countries includes such bastions of liberty as Singapore, Hong Kong (the free-est place on Earth!), United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Evidently all the United States need do to improve its standing (which, according to Cato, has “fallen precipitously” in freedom rankings) is import a brutal repressive hereditary monarchy from the Middle East. We should take out a Craigslist ad or something.

Published in: on September 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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