The blunt truth about greed and freedom that was delivered over 30 years ago

On radio this morning, Glenn played a portion of a 1979 interview between Phil Donahue and Milton Friedman, in which Friedman offered a very well-articulated argument in favor of minimizing the role of government in a free market system as a means of creating political and social freedom. It is Friedman’s eloquent delivery of what could be considered a complex theme that Glenn was most concerned with.

“[We have to be] more than alert and knowledgeable,” Glenn said. “We have to be able to explain to our fellow citizens what raises our eyebrows, what makes us even more alert, and what we have found in our knowledge… Milton Friedman did a great segment on the Donohue show years ago on greed. Listen to what he said.”

Watch Friedman and Donahue debate the power of greed:

“That is a beat-down of everything that’s being said right now,” Glenn said. “[But] nobody is articulating it that way. He asks the question: Where in the world does greed not rule?”

What makes Friedman’s delivery so unique is his ability to discuss harsh realities, while holding fast to his principles. Considering the lack of honesty in our world today, Glenn questioned why Friedman is often characterized as a villain.

“Nobody is talking about real world stuff. Nobody is saying the truths that need to be spoken. He spoke truth,” Glenn concluded. “It was clear. It wasn’t about politics. It was about basic principles. Milton Friedman should be the most popular guy on every campus because this guy is talking truth.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    To bad liberals cannot see the greed in Socialism.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a place where greed did not rule, that is, until the community was opened up to commerce: http://thoughtmaybe.com/ancient-futures-learning-from-ladakh/

  • Anonymous

    It is not “greed” if all you want to do is keep the money which you have honestly earned. The “greedy” are those who want money and goods which they haven’t earned, and to which they have no rightful claim, but which they get by voting in politicians who will take it from the pockets of the people who did earn it, and redistribute it.

  • Burkeson

    Are you positive they cannot?

  • grassroot

    But, they are the smart ones, and as such should be able
    to control things. As Cass Sunstein, Obmer’s former diversity Czar said in his book, ” Nudge” We know that the
    majority of America’s citizens are like Marge and Homer Simpson, and we , the Leftists in our government, can use that to , “manipulate them.”

  • tltasker

    Some of the pigs are always more equal than others. It’s just who gets to decide that.

  • Scott Heinig

    I never tire of seeing that video… The truth spoken there is un-breakable.

  • Hoschi0913

    I have this video on my all time favorite list, best example of how socialism never can work and why

  • Elton Robb

    The City of Zion is a place where greed does not rule.

    “And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”

    They used the Law of Consecration — the Order of Enoch and Melchezedek, to govern themselves. The Law is entirely different from Communism, I assure you of that. It may be similar on the outside, but on the inside it’s based on freedom of choice. It’s not socialism. It’s something else.

    You are made a steward over your property. You manage your property according to your talents, and what surplus you have to give to those who have less. The Law won’t work, however, unless you and your neighbors are in the right state of mind.

    You will have personal property, we know that much. Worship of God is paramount. The Family is made an important piece of society, rather than destroyed. There is no dictators, no commanders, nothing of anything of that. You worship god, you help others. That’s the Law of Consecration.

  • Anonymous

    I found this not to long ago, thought I would share….

    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot help some men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    You cannot help the poor men by destroying the rich.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away mens initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
    Reverend William J.H. Boetcker 1942

  • valerie

    Exactly. Lets start with Marx. He never worked a day in his life. He was knee deep in debt by borrowing money he never intended to pay back from his friends and family throughout his entire life. He was financially incompetent. Some of his children died because he was a horrible provider and by which him and his wife were evicted and forced to live in dire conditions. This was a man who lectured about capital and exploitation of the working class when he had never not once stepped foot in a factory and ever bothered to pay his maid. He had all the earmarks of a damn bum. Typical in todays welfare class.

  • Barry Penders

    Whenever I don’t get what I want, I blame others.

  • Anonymous

    No truer words have been spoken. It’s sad that there are so few people that believe that way today. In his time most Americans felt the same way. Not today as too many people are ready to except a handout after having not worked for it. They want to be taken care of and live as a king taking someone else’s hard earned money while not working themselves. There are those that are truly needy and need help. Yet there are far too many that are willing to cheat the system. There is no honor in people like that. That includes the people we vote to represent us. These people are only a reflection of what America is becoming today.

  • Tspoon

    Perhaps adding the words, “their voters” can’t see the greed in Socialism, would clarify the intent.

  • http://www.KenChristensen.com Ken Christensen

    Glenn, I’m not so sure we should be as hard as you were on Apple. It is easy to get caught up in the relative nature of wages, and consider Chinese workers to be underpaid. This Wikipedia entry for Foxconn paints a better picture, even though there is clearly room for improvement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn I’ve been to a place where the minimum wage is $15 per month, and gasoline costs $5 per gallon. I can’t imagine working an entire month for three gallons of gas. We wouldn’t get very far here in the United States with just 3 gallons. The question I have is what is the comparable quality of life for those who work for Foxconn, and those who work where those workers came from? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could open something up here in the United States, and employ 200,000 people in one fell swoop? The problem is that even at minimum wage that would cost more than $3 million, and we aren’t even talking about anything beyond labor costs. You’d have to build the factory. Put in place all of the infrastructure, and then there’d be unions and regulations to deal with. So we can forget making millions of iPhones in the United States, we wouldn’t be able to afford them.

    It also isn’t just Apple. There are so many other companies that are doing the same exact thing.

  • Me Wise Magic

    Just set aside some time one afternoon, go to a video site, and type in the names “Milton Friedman” and “Thomas Sowell”, then grab a notebook and prepare yourself to digest something that rarely makes appearances in public these days………Wisdom

    Thomas Sowell
    http://tsowell.com/

    Milton Friedman

    http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Friedman.html

  • Anonymous

    And that’s exactly why low information voters hold Marx in such high esteem. He was one of them, and liberals exploit this to the max.

  • John Burleson

    The communist leftie dog shit squishies define “Greed” as “that guy won’t give me his stuff too which I’m entitled but too lazy to earn on my own.” The Commie In Chief has that plaque on his wall.

    John Burleson, who is still getting emails from you guys responding to each other about the Chris Christie article from Jan 11th. They’re great, but I’m the only one getting them and Stu, Pat and or Glenn don’t care.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Yes.

  • Anonymous

    It is simple reality, a reality which political correctness despises. There is no worse political correctness than in communist countries. The peope are nothing but slaves to the elite ruling party, controlled in sheer fear. Is that the future of America? I would suggest that Amrica is aleady there.

  • Anonymous

    Truer words were seldom spoken!!!!!

  • John Burleson

    I’m John Burleson, again. I posted a witty blurb discussing the lofty concept of the moocher maggot society right after gramma_b shared her words of wit. Since then, all the remarks you guys are sending are ending up in my inbox. Again. They’re good!! Too bad the Blaze Bunch doesn’t care. I’ve even talked to them by telephone.

  • Anonymous

    These words should be repeated over and over again until the last uninformed voter gets it. But, it is too easy to take from those who have, until there are no longer people who they can take from. In the end and years of misery they will learn that honest work will create a better life, not just going to the government for hand-outs!

  • Brett Hill

    That was awesome!

  • Anonymous

    I know you are kidding, but this is the Obama Mantra all right!

  • Anonymous

    The story you told this morning about greed and the guy wanting water was a good one. But it needs to be furthered a little. If the guy who wanted more and more water wouldn’t go get it on his own after asking you for seconds you could have said if he wanted to get some himself he would have a skill set that he could share with others who also wanted to give people water. That is Capitalism and communal living mixed. The thing you aren’t seeing about sharing wealth is that it can go either way, making all people rich or poor. Right now you are seeing lack because YOU are asked to give. If everyone is asked it means other people would hand you what THEY have. Meaning every so often everyone gets new toys to play with. So you would stay as wealth only with other people’s money the same as they would with yours.

  • texasflooring

    There is no way you can know that unless you lived in that society. And even then there is greed on some scale. If they were not a greedy society then rejection of free trade commerce would have happened, as well as, all the conveniences it brings.

  • Anonymous

    Can you say Obama? ….. Conservatives not only believe, but know, the truth. Only by voting in like-minded people into office, both locally and statewide, as well as nationally in 2014 will there be any stop to this red tide. I’m tired of the left elitists that surround Obama tell us that achieving monetary success is wrong – all the while they shove wheelbarrows full of money into their own bank accounts. They may very well have earned it, and I don’t begrudge them – but they need to shut up – until and unless they pay themselves minimum wage & give the rest to charity!!

  • Anonymous

    And I don’t have a problem with Apple or any other company trying to make it. However these are the same companies headed up by leftist elitists who donate money to leftist politicians, support leftist causes, all the while raking all their money to the bank. They can’t have it both ways any longer. Either they support fiscal conservatism in the United States of America that would help to reduce overseas operations and put their companies back in the USA, or they shut up.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, we’ve learned that this doesn’t work in societies. Men are imperfect and therefore fail. However, the smaller and more homogeneous a society (all sharing the same beliefs), the more socialist it may become (that’s why they think it works in France). When a population becomes large and diverse, socialism and communism are doomed to fail miserably. (Can you say Russia / China?)
    In both ancient and modern times, the Law of Consecration failed to be achieved because of man’s own shortcomings.
    Society can make up the difference though – through charitable gifts and acts. But – This can only be achieved when everyone (or at least a majority) contributes. The difference being – “giving”. Everyone must give (or not) of their own free will and ability. Once you “take” -you have communism/socialism. And we all know who well that worked. We will NOT accept that in America.

  • Anonymous

    Today it is Dictator Obama!

  • Matt Arnold

    Talk about missing the point! Milton’s argument was that greed is good! Greed from the consumer is what keeps companies charging honest prices; greed from companies is what keeps them increasing their productivity. As long as one is not violating another’s liberties (i.e. stealing, coercing, etc.) then greed is good for all concerned.

  • Anonymous

    Just like Buckley, Friedman challenges the assumption of “Utopia” that socialism espouses. The only remaining people who do that are Rush, Glenn, and a few others.

  • BlueMN

    LOL that clip hardly “shredded” socialism, the Gordon Gekko speech from “Wall Street” was better.

    A couple of corrections to Friedman. First, Albert Einstein was a socialist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein%27s_political_views#Socialism
    Another “dumb lib,” I guess.
    Second, Henry Ford made sure he paid his workers enough so they could afford to buy his cars. Greedy, maybe, but smart.

    Also Beck shoots down his own argument by pointing that capitalist greed is what sent all those jobs to China. Exactly, Glenn, but why blame Apple? They’re all doing it! Look at all the “Made in China” things around your home.

    Thanks Tea Party, for making socialism sexy again!

  • Anonymous

    “How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World” by Harry Brown….This is a book that is out of print but can be found in used book stores, Amazon, etc.
    He explains how a person has to be honest with themselves first and accept the fact that people use each other. This is not a bad thing if realized in the proper perspective. There is a consequence for every behavior, good or bad. In saying this, you always strive for the good for both parties.
    Improper greed is what tears the people of the world apart and causes much suffering. Proper greed is when a person strives to better themselves without hurting someone else in the process.
    Stealing ALWAYS hurts someone and this is when people claim to want to share the wealth, but it is someone ELSE’S wealth they steal to share. This is the progressive’s theme that is killing America…

  • Tracy

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    Glenn is so blinded with compassion that he’s looking down on the forest and doesn’t see the trees. In this case Glenn is quick to dig up Milton Friedman’s clip in capitalism, but forgot the clips about the benefits of the third world sweatshops.

    In a PBS special he did in the 80s Friedman points out that when questioned the worker in these sweatshops don’t complain about the working conditions or hours, they say they want more of the jobs so there family members can be hired. He points out that before getting the job the workers and their families were eking out a starvation living by uncertain and unreliable means, but now they have a stable income to compensate for the uncertainty of their other sources. Unfortunately, holier-than-thou, we know better than you activists, get thousands of these businesses shut down or force improvements, which lead to millions of people loosing their jobs and literally starving to death.

    The sweatshops are a rung in the ladder of economic growth and just like here the third world economies will grow out of it without our interference.

  • Margaret French

    It is not the accumulation of wealth that is the issue, it is what one does with the wealth once they’ve got it.

  • bumpkin

    excellent video!

  • Gregg Weber

    Touche

  • talljohn777

    And you should be allowed to dictate that use???

  • landofaahs

    The fault of the income inequality gap can be placed on crony capitalism by corrupt banking and politicians. Let capitalism decide it through the free market not the flea market.

  • Robert N. Schick

    Milton Freidman is my mentor~~Donahue whines about inequality when he is the extreme of inequality with his millions~~Phil and his Liberal comrades have a guilt complex and want to “Feel” better by bashing Free Market Capitalism when that’s what generates their income ! Michael Moore made his millions leaching off of capitalist earned $$ !

  • Sean Hoffman-Murphy

    I’m glad Glenn Beck has discovered Milton Friedman. Hopefully he’ll move onto Rothbard, Spooner, Mises, etc. next

  • Anonymous

    Zion is what occurs when individuals finally realize that the best self interest is wrapped up in the best interest of all and the best interest of all cannot ignore the best interest of the one and survive. Scripture espouses profit, and uses money in parables as a symbolic good. Perhaps what we must come to comprehend is that in the midst of capitalism exists an individual who is of infinite worth, who cannot be violated without impoverishing the whole. Is this then greed? …or is it ultimately true that one cannot value any other until one values oneself? Capitalism simply means ownership of property – to take responsibility for it, to preserve it and to make the most of it and to see to its use in the cause for which it was meant – which is also the meaning of stewardship, The property, or estate, is put into the hands of the steward by the Master of the estate, and the steward is answerable to the Master of the estate and to none other, for the use of the estate to the ends of its master, to defend the estate against encroachment from the enemy of the Master and, in the end, to be personally accountable to the Master of the estate, and none other, because, after all we can do, it is the Master only, who can bring Zion. Self is property too. So is conscience. These are stewardships also, seeing as we did not create ourselves, nor are we capable of saving ourselves. So it follows that we answer to the one who did create and who did save, for the preservation of what He owns. Make of it what you will, I have never seen any other system under which life is truly lived and what is precious is kept.

  • landofaahs

    What is the true definition of greed? Is it the person who keeps his/her nose to the grindstone being productive all the days of their able life or is it the person who suckles off of others, who never intend to add to the progression of society but rather takes advantage of the good will of others in order to sustain their own laziness?

  • Anonymous

    I would call that jealousy, laziness, and manipulation not greed.

  • R G

    A great example of socialist ignorance. Freidman explains things perfectly. Donahue simply refuses enlightenment. He wants what he wants. Period!. Failure to work doesn’t over ride his desire to implement.

  • MYCADDIGO

    your truth and logic concern me (:

  • MYCADDIGO

    “One of them” exactly .

  • Anonymous

    Milton was right, however, I give Phil Donahue credit for at least listening without interrupting. Had this interview taken place today, I doubt Mr Friedman would’ve gotten half the words out, especially if it’d happened on ‘The View’.

  • Anonymous

    I like how Thomas Sowell put it. He said he has never understood how it was ‘greed’ to want to keep what you earned, but not ‘greed’ to want to take what somebody else has earned.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I call them leeches and freeloaders. Seems that is what our country is coming to. I was taught at an early age that, if you wanted to be successful you had to work at it, I have throughout my lifetime. I have passed that on to my children and they to are successful in their own rights. That is what makes America great – you can work for your success or you can wait until someone else has it and then try to take it from them. I personally could never do anything like that, I was also taught character and I have morals something the young ones are not being taught. I am sad for them…..

  • Anonymous

    Sad that Donahue could not/refused to accept what he said, even to this day.

  • MYCADDIGO

    See ya in the Fema camp Ass-Hat

  • Anonymous

    Reading Milton Friedman in the early 80′s opened my eyes and expressed in words what I already believed without knowing it.

  • matt wilkinson

    Your statement is a contradiction of itself. Successful people use their wealth to gain more wealth, and that process helps others gain wealth too. Reread what you wrote, and think about that process, and tell me that the left doesn’t have a problem with the accumulation of wealth.

  • Fat Lip

    Matthew 6: 24 it’s the answer just a quick read and for those who don’t understand
    Mammon IT’S YOUR STUFF now you know why we are falling

  • William King

    Milton Friedman on Greed (Glenn Beck)

    January 15, 2014

    The period of time referred to was the 70’s and 80’s and when Reagan was president; it is important to talk philosophically, which is different from economics or governance. Milton Friedman came at a time where his philosophical thoughts were clear regarding improving civilization.

    However, there occurred a parting of the ways between sociology and political-economics, where Friedman became additionally associated with New Economics, which was controlled by the global central banking industry.

    Political-economic institutions as well as free trade institutions, and the history of American liberty were also popular sentiments during this time period and those
    sentiments were supported by Austrian-School advocates.

    What we are witnessing is government decay caused by public-governments’ revolt of economic principles of Milton Friedman and many others, with regard to public-financed government projects (broad intent intended),

    Do not teach youth that Milton Friedman is the only one telling the truth that
    they should aspire to learn about because he will be viewed on the opposite
    side of history when education, truth and self-government join together and
    pledge amongst themselves to do no harm to civilization.

    The inability of government to properly represent public opinion is due to who is in control of the power to control, either the people, by way of their public opinion normally considered the current report from the House of Representatives, or the result of modern media’s influence, or ownership, of public opinion.

    In reality, this requires choice of which public opinion is valued
    higher; one more truthful or one more popularized by daily media.

    You are hopeful that American government can and should survive from here to eternity. This is why I choose as my focus, the Office of the President of the United States, where I believe leadership towards a more prosperous future must originate.

    There is a price to pay for wasteful spending. This price must first be accounted for to determine if there is gain or loss and where to allocate each.

    It is always at this juncture in history when government authority interferes with human action, and nature’s way for humanity to care for each other is harmed.

    It shouldn’t be.

    Skipping here…and returning more towards the end, and less close to social-politics: The truth is what immediately matters most to civilization. For the division of labor to work, there must be cooperation. The cause of animosity between private industry and government industry is they compete against each other. The
    government no longer serves the people, nor is it victimized by the people, when
    government aspires to any piece of trade or liberty belonging to the culture
    owned by American citizens.

    Peace and Justice

    The Apolitical President

  • Johnathan Read

    Milton Friedman needs to head the federal reserve.

  • Kylar Vonzain

    Neither of those are corrections. They’re conflations and they don’t even address the point being made.

    Does Einstein being a socialist mean that a government bureaucracy ordered him to develop his theory? No? Then you aren’t correcting anything, you’re just shooting snark.

    Does Henry Ford paying his workers enough for them to buy his cars mean that socialism is better at making positive and revolutionary changes than capitalism? No? Then your correction isn’t a correction, and is also irrelevant.

    (Also, this is a historical myth. It was a bonus not a raise, it was predicated on passing an “American Way of Life” morality inspection, it was aimed at saving money by reducing turnover, and it had absolutely nothing to do with selling cars.)

  • Johnathan Read

    Hopefully Glenn will post more pieces by Friedman.

  • Johnathan Read

    Flea markets are Free Market Capitalism at it’s best.

  • Anonymous

    Greed is a mental illness. In its most virulent form, the victim wants more and more even if he does not need it and even if having it deprives others of what they rightfully own. Greed is a power obsession. REAL capitalism is NOT fueled by greed.

  • BlueMN

    Albert Einstein developed his theory of relativity because he was Albert Einstein, not because he saw an opportunity to make a lot of money. Goes directly to the point of greed being his sole motivation.

    From Wiki “Ford astonished the world in 1914 by offering a $5 per day wage ($120 today), which more than doubled the rate of most of his workers.” A raise not a bonus.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford#Labor_philosophy
    Again the type of greed as a motivation Friedman was talking about in 1979 would mean maximizing profits by keeping wages as low as possible, and I’m sill not saying greed wasn’t a motivating factor, just not as bold as Friedman suggests.

    Henry Ford isn’t a hero of mine, but I’ll give him a little more credit for being a bit more altruistic with his ‘welfare capitalism” than you seem to.

  • fire lion

    Ayn rands message to glenn beck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-kXok4tznU

  • Aaron Talley

    where did you get that information.i need soures

    from what ive read karl was middle class,better than many at the time.finacialy incompetent? tried writing or even READING das kapital.

  • Brianna Aubin

    Greed is only bad if you get greedy for something that isn’t yours. That’s how Communism usually gets started, actually.

  • Anonymous

    All of society’s ills could be eliminated by attending church, having daily prayer and reading the scriptures on a regular basis, starting with Adam where he was told man would eat by the “sweat of his brow” on to the Ten Commandments (which, by the way are NOT multiple choice…I won’t kill, but I will lie and steal) to the B-attitudes of treating others how you want to be treated. To the sanctity of marriage between and man and a wife. Destroy the family and marriage (be it divorce or homosexual relationships from cheating or other) and now the Govt seizes the opportunity to step in and institute all kinds of subsidy programs, regulations and new laws because crime goes up, kids education suffers and there is less money to go around. (This is what the govt wants) hence they are pimps for poverty, drugs, immorality, abortion, and the destruction of our education system to name a few) There is much more to be added on the detriment to society by the destruction of the family. But its clear to see the role govt plays in its destruction.

  • John Burleson

    Unsubscribe me until you pull your heads outa wherever you got them thumped.

  • B-Funk

    Boom baby! Great clips from Friedman and Beck!

  • BobT

    Here’s one link for you. Marx did work-for a very limited time but, most of his life he was supported by someone else.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/marx_karl.shtml

  • BobT

    It appears the point is government did not come up with the General Theory of Relativity, Einstein did. You’re twisting words into meanings that simply aren’t there. Secondly, one NEVER uses Wikipedia as a source in the academic world yet, it is astonishingly used by those who wish to be viewed as pedants when really, they’re hiding behind a thin veil.

  • Anonymous

    Donahue is a rich liberal, he doesn’t give anything away.

  • Maria Rieske

    I grew up in poverty, and let me tell you, Greed is a crime of the human heart. It’s not a condition brought upon us by circumstance. It’s a condition brought to us by choice.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Milton Friedman’s “Free Market” economics should have been discarded to the waste bin of theories like Marxism but for the likes of Glenn Beck and his financial supporters.

    Free trade agreements were touted as “Free Market” economic stimulants, instead they have facilitated the offshoring jobs to repressive governments in China, Vietnam and Pakistan.

    Americans cannot compete with workers who live on subsistence wages, who breathe dirty air and drink dirty water with governments who will make you disappear if you complain.

    I didn’t decide to make computers in China, our government under the influence of greedy investor/campaign contributors made it possible.

    The wealth of billionaires has doubled since 2008, while millions of American workers lost their jobs, their homes and their families.

    I refuse to buy at Walmart because they abuse their workers by paying them so poorly.

    Not every subscribes to your “Greed is God” philosophy Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Glenn on this one. Milty’s theory is exactly what we were taught in MBA school. He’s a champion of free trade and America has these agreements with lots of countries. I couldn’t agree more that capitalism improves peoples lives. But who’s lives are improving now? The answer is people in any country we trade with that has lower production costs than the US. People in south America, China, India, etc. are increasing their standard of living while the US looses manufacturing jobs to them. The “real stuff” is that US and Europe’s standard of living is decreasing and economically developing country’s is increasing. Free trade will ultimately lead to a global standard of living. We invited the world to play the trade game, but it sure is hard to see the jobs leave for cheap stuff at Walmart.

  • William King

    The period of time referred to was the 70’s and 80’s and when Reagan was president; it is important to talk philosophically, which is different from economics or governance. Milton Friedman came at a time where his philosophical thoughts were clear regarding improving civilization.

    However, there occurred a parting of the ways between sociology and political-economics, where Friedman became additionally associated with New Economics, which was controlled by the global central banking industry.

    Political-economic institutions as well as free trade institutions, and the history of American liberty were also popular sentiments during this time period and those
    sentiments were supported by Austrian-School advocates.

    What we are witnessing is government decay caused by public-governments’ revolt of economic principles of Milton Friedman and many others, with regard to public-financed government projects (broad intent intended),

    Do not teach youth that Milton Friedman is the only one telling the truth that
    they should aspire to learn about because he will be viewed on the opposite
    side of history when education, truth and self-government join together and
    pledge amongst themselves to do no harm to civilization.

    The inability of government to properly represent public opinion is due to who is in control of the power to control, either the people, by way of their public opinion normally considered the current report from the House of Representatives, or the result of modern media’s influence, or ownership, of public opinion.

    In reality, this requires choice of which public opinion is valued
    higher; one more truthful or one more popularized by daily media.

    You are hopeful that American government can and should survive from here to eternity. This is why I choose as my focus, the Office of the President of the United States, where I believe leadership towards a more prosperous future must originate.

    There is a price to pay for wasteful spending. This price must first be accounted for to determine if there is gain or loss and where to allocate each.

    It is always at this juncture in history when government authority interferes with human action, and nature’s way for humanity to care for each other is harmed.

    It shouldn’t be.

    Skipping here…and returning more towards the end, and less close to social-politics: The truth is what immediately matters most to civilization. For the division of labor to work, there must be cooperation. The cause of animosity between private industry and government industry is they compete against each other. The
    government no longer serves the people, nor is it victimized by the people, when
    government aspires to any piece of trade or liberty belonging to the culture
    owned by American citizens.

    Peace and Justice

    The Apolitical President

  • Anonymous

    Socialism must be sexy, all the “sexy” people in Hollywood are rich socialists.

  • Anonymous

    The way Communist look at things, before of my77′s’ you cannot list’ comes equality controlled by the state. Anything else is rich men’s justification for hateful greed. The individual controlling life without government help is not a possibility accepted.

  • Anonymous

    But the manipulation is for our own good.

  • John Burleson

    UNSUBSCRIBE. You seem to have a problem pulling your heads out of your asses. I only deal with my species.

    John Burleson

  • Anonymous

    It’s the spoiled child taken to the international level.

  • Anonymous

    They want a Communist type state because they believe they wont be part of the common people. Surprise, surprise.

  • Anonymous

    Our freedom in America is far from perfect. There are individuals that take the free enterprise system and abuse the individual. Admitting that doesn’t mean a surrender to a utopian control that is really an admittance to hell on earth as proven by the reality of resent history.

  • Bitter Cold

    At every opportunity, each of us should take the opportunity to hone our intellectual excalibur: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Jim Patterson

    THAT’S IT FOLKS, CUT AND DRY, HOW WILLING ARE PEOPLE TO TEMPER THEIR OWN GREED –alter their respective perspectives just enough– TO INCORPORATE THE HEALTH OF SOCIETY AS A SIGNIFICANT COMPONENT OF THEIR OWN SELF INTEREST. President Obama stated during his campaign that there would be CHANGE but it would require SACRIFICE… nobody heard the “sacrifice” part. Strive to be the greatest at what you do among a GREAT society and you will be true to the side of human nature we all must aspire to. Encourage all to discover their potential and purpose. Demand others pursue their callings in order that they contribute and find contentment in doing so. Eschew entitlement. KEEP THE EMOTION AND RELIGION IN YOUR PRIVATE LIVES BUT OUT OF THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A SOCIETY. Swallow the pride because, in truth, fewer Americans each year have anything to be proud of.

  • Kurt

    Well spoken by ol’ Milt! I just have to ask, why did he enable the income tax by suggesting employer witholding? All taxation is theft. Everyone knows it, few are honest enough to talk about it. Too bad he didn’t read Lysander Spooner “No Treason #6: The Constitution of No Authority” and start questioning the legitimacy of government. Look that one up if you haven’t read it. It’s worth it.

  • Kurt

    If you can spare 40 minutes, Stef eviscerates the character of Karl Marx in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA2lCBJu2Gg&list=PLMNj_r5bccUyulYsatrzNGIvasrOeBy_Y&feature=c4-overview-vl Well, I think Karl did it to himself, as he was the biggest hypocrite I have ever heard of. If you know of anyone else who was a bigger hypocrite, let me know.

  • Kurt

    And for those of us who have experienced wage garnishments at the hands of the IRS, which is the bigger crime: to attempt to keep the money that we have worked for, or for a group of people to threaten those we bank with or work for to turn over up to 72% of said money? Without having any evidence that their code applies to us I might add.

  • Scott Heckman

    arguing with a liberal is like beating your head against the wall. They do not operate on facts and logic and don’t possess the capability to think rationally. For instance, pointing out that Einstein’s successes were not done at the direction of a Socialist Govt means, to a socialist, that you are saying Einstein was a raging capitalist. By the same token, if you are against the latest Poverty proposal, the left immediately assumes you are against poor people and a 1%er. They cannot process that you simply think it is a bad bill that will not produce the intended effects or is perhaps unconstitutional and should be left to the states.
    They’re an irrational lot and trying to reason with them is generally a losing proposition as they are incapable of having the conversation.

  • Scott Heckman

    Boetcker also spoke of the “Seven National Crimes”

    I don’t think.
    I don’t know.
    I don’t care.
    I am too busy.
    I leave well enough alone.
    I have no time to read and find out.
    I am not interested.

    Very prophetic. Seems like a description of the Low Information Voter the Dems rely on to buy into whatever “War on X” they are manufacturing today.

  • Scott Heckman

    Your are correct. It is the ultimate paradox of socialism as it does not succeed (or even try) to get rid of the rich.
    Under Capitalism, the wealthy are the producers of society.
    In Socialism, the wealthy are the politicians and politically connected.
    Only difference is without the producers, the economic pie is very small.

    However flawed, Socialists could at least argue from a point of consistency if Kim Jung Un and Hugo Chavez were waiting in the same bread lines as the people instead of dining on caviar and champagne.

    As they say, Socialism is for the people, not the Socialists.