Saturday, August 28, 2010

"True" Free Market Principles

By Gary Randleas

I have heard it said that we need government regulation in our economy. Without it, those "free market radicals" will destroy our economy. I dare say that government intrusion in the marketplace is more likely to be the cause of our problems rather than the solution. I don't believe we have seen true free market principles in our nation for a very long time.

The Constitution doesn't give the federal government the right to manipulate the free market. Government manipulation has only made things worse. They reward failure by bailing out reckless businesses. We need leaders that are willing to change their mindset and see things as the reality that they are.

“If you look up the word ‘mindset’ in the dictionary, here’s what you get: ‘a fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations’ and ‘habits of mind formed by previous experience.’ Societies vanish because their mindsets preclude them from seeing reality as it is.” ~ Alan Webber

We need to elect members of Congress that have a true understanding of the Constitution and free market principles. Current members of Congress with the "Status Quo Mindset" need to be replaced. I encourage all to search for candidates that are good, honest and (most importantly) WISE.

According to Einstein, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I wonder what would happen to our economy if we had the opportunity to try TRUE free market principles.

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