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National Politics

Friedman's Health Care Zingers

by: Teddy Goodson

Tue Mar 30, 2010 at 13:39:25 PM EDT

What would the patriarch of capitalism, economist Milton Friedman himself, have to say about the new Health Care Reform bill?

Milton Friedman, as I am sure you recall, was the chief founder and promoter of the Free Market theory of capitalism, which was, of course, the political-economic theory that has utterly dominated everything from Wall Street to MBA schools to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (not to mention both our political parties), that brought us globalization and eventually defeated Soviet Communism in the world market of ideas, or so say Reagan Republicans.

Almost every speech (and rant) against the Health Care bill is replete with references to Friedman's doctrine, despite the fact that the bill itself is extraordinarily careful to preserve "market-based" solutions---- remember, President Obama himself took off the table any government (i.e., socialist) competition in the form of even a diddly little public option, which makes it all the more puzzling when we hear major blowouts about "socialism" and the end of America, that the government is taking over one-sixth (or more) of our economy.  

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Virginia Young Democrats travel to Chicago!

by: VirginiaYoungDemocrats

Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 00:51:16 AM EDT

Cross-posted on the Virginia Young Democrats Homepage.

In a few days, the Virginia Young Democrats will depart from all around Virginia and take off for Chicago, Illinois to show our strength to other Young Democrats and help our former president, Jen Bissett, become the newest Vice-President on the Young Democrats of America Executive Board!

We'll keep you updated all week long on what is going on in Chicago and who we'll be hearing from, including, possibly, our own Governor and DNC Chair, Tim Kaine. We'll be going through trainings and workshops on how to build chapters and fundraise as well as hearing from other states on what makes their caucuses work.

Keep coming back for more info and we'll let you know whats going on in the Windy City.

Sean
President, Virginia Young Democrats
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