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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Has Business Ever Met A Business Subsidy It Didn't Like?

“[T]he free market does not exist. In every nation the corporations hold out their begging bowls and tax-payers line up to fill them. We are the ragged-trousered philanthropists of the 21st century, the comparatively poor obliged to sponsor the rich.”

This is some of what George Monbiot had to say in the Guardian of December 13. Advocates of the free market must begin to pay as much attention to corporate welfare as we do to other forms of welfare, which often are miniscule compared to the business variety.

Read more here.

Hat tip: Larry Gambone at Porcupine blog

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