In a quest to challenge my possible bias regarding Economics and Political theory, I re-read a book that has been around since 1980s. Milton Friedman was a very commanding presence in economic theory regarding government over reach.
Since I realize that most people don't have desire or time to read the entire book, I suggest this playlist which is a condensed version for the TV series of the same name. FREE TO CHOOSE.
It contains 11 short clips of appx 2 minutes each. Investing 30 minutes or so may help you and others to check your core beliefs on just How much Government control has invaded our life.
"Each episode of the original 1980 Free To Choose has been revised into a timeless, 2-minute video to introduce citizens to the philosophy and ideas of Milton Friedman. We invite you to watch and share these Free To Choose in Under 2 and help us advance the ideas of personal and economic freedom to a new audience."
EDITORIAL ASIDE COMMENT
This Rant was prompted by an exchange I had with a friend re the Past Super Bowl.
He is a Kansas City Football fan. He cannot get over the fact that the referee’s made some bad calls during the Super Bowl. It is an ongoing daily harangue of the Referees bad calls. I finally got fed up and told him that the game is over, the scoreboard reflects the official score, the parade has occurred, the trophy has been delivered. At best the Referees bad Calls will be an asterisk in the record book, but forever more Tampa Bay will be recognized as the winner. Our Politics should not be like our football mania. Trump has left the Building.” My high school football coach called it the LOSER’S LIMP. Its an excuse for getting beat.
My biggest concern in today's environment is our tendency to "EAT OUR OWN" by trying to determine who is the most pure among our political group. We have lost sight of the basic principles exposed in this series and resorted to attacking those who tend to agree with us in some areas and not agree in others. We have long lost Reagan’s 11th Commandment “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It's a rule I followed during that campaign and have ever since.” It helped propel him to a landslide election win.
Donald Trump is gone now. He was not the savior but perhaps the Gideon sent to stir the pot. Once engaged, it is now up to those of us on the conservative side to carry the torch of conservative principles and stop being the negative bomb throwers that accomplish nothing but increase the flames and discord. We're not good at it, that technique has been mastered by the other side for no other reason than to divert attention from those principles which they cannot refute." - Bobby Tony
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