• A Blind Eye toward Athens
Gary Horne, American Thinker Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism | President Obama, in his Osawatomie, Kansas speech, spoke of free enterprise without government interference, saying, “It doesn’t work. It has never worked.” The preceding examples refute that comment. Actually, free enterprise has never been tried without some interference, but anywhere it comes close, it works. The residents of prosperous Asian economies like Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore would agree. Even China found what happens when people are permitted to have the fruits of their own labors. A long list of thinkers and economists would disagree with the president: Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams, Murray N. Rothbard, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Ayn Rand, and many more.