Whatever remnants of free market economics are left in the modern United States are rapidly disappearing. As Ron Paul points out in a recent Campaign for Liberty update, the government is now taking over the economy to the point of making tactical business decisions for “private” businesses. Dr. Paul writes:
…Comingling public control of private business is known as fascism. While today’s politicians may feel emboldened with all their new power, history will only repeat itself as all this collapses on itself. It is the height of hubris for bureaucrats and politicians to attempt to control the market and the freewill of the American people. In the end, the market always wins out. Maybe one day future generations will wise up and allow free markets to function and thrive without the albatross of government around its neck. For now, it looks like those in charge have not learned the lessons of the past, and have doomed us to repeat those mistakes once again.
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