Happy Hour News Briefs
Gawd’s own historian, theocrat David Barton, who may or may not have a doctorate (clue: No), was being interviewed by his own organization WallBuilders (and we have no idea why they would interview themselves, but whatevs) and he tells us…
Which by the way, for those folks that are really learning for the first time some of these things, that is not free enterprise and capitalism. Government is good doing special favors for some and picking winners and losers like that and making those deals. That’s the opposite of true free enterprise. That’s government-controlled marketplace.
That’s government control. And by the way, about 15 years ago they started changing the definition of what free market meant. Free market 15 years ago in the dictionary says, “Free from government regulation.” End of story, period.
Today, we consider free market, “Well you have to have safety and health regulators. And you have to have fire regulators.” And so they regulate the dickens out of you and they say, “Well, that’s part of free market.”
No, it’s not. Free market is when competition is what makes the difference. I’m smart enough to choose what works and what doesn’t work. I’m smart enough to know what price I want to pay for what I choose.
Nobody has to tell me. I’m going to find out from the trial attorney that what you’re adding to your hamburger causes cancer. I don’t need the government telling me that I need a trial attorney who’s had a lawsuit and won $4 million on it. And then that’s all I need. And then it’s all over the news. See, the free market does that stuff. The government always reacts way too late. And by the way, for those that don’t know, the estimate is that right now about one-fourth of your annual income goes to pay for the cost of government regulations.
Yeah Dave, you’re smart enough to know that you need to bring suit when your liver is failing because the mushrooms in the stew you ate at 6 PM were poisonous and you have approximately well, maybe a day to live before your liver literally dissolves.
So the next diners know to avoid where you ate, and the Invisible Hand of the Market solves the problem.