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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, November 01, 2011

Just Wondering

Would Bernie Madoff's prospective victims have been better or worse off had they lived in a world with no government oversight of investment matters whatsoever?

1 comment:

Grung_e_Gene said...

Well, I would argue we have the worst of both of those choices. We have the illusion of regulation where those who are playing the Wall Street game make up the rules by which they play and they are constantly changing them. Additionally when they are caught (very rarely) breaking the rules they pay a small fine and go back to doing exactly the same things.