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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.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Heads They Win, Tails We Lost

Why is it that when the regulatory regime fails–see the Madoff fraud case–many people call for more regulation, but when markets (allegedly) fail, these same people don’t call for more markets but rather more regulation?

Cross-posted at Anything Peaceful.

1 comment:

David Johnson said...

People call for regulations no matter what. It has nothing do with the perception of governments or markets failing, but simply a kneejerk reaction that "someone ought to do something". There is a problem and they want a solution. Unfortunately most people see government as the solution provider of first resort.