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Libertarian utopia is not the only one

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A reader wrote the other day to straighten me out on taxes, government and civilization after I had written that taking from some people to give to others was the basis of civilization. “Individuals when left to their own devices produce goods and services that the market wants, and when allowed to peacefully exchange those goods and services on an agreed upon set of prices and paid for by money that the market decides is ...

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rothman
July 26, 2011
8:21 a.m.

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I've noticed the similarities between the Tea Party and Marxists before. Both try to pound the square pegs of their philosophy into the round holes of reality.

albright
July 26, 2011
6:23 p.m.

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Marxism equals Libertarianism.....Carl Strock....as Bugs Bunny used to say..."What a maroon"

JackBeadle
July 27, 2011
7:33 a.m.

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Wasn't Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs) among those blacklisted by the tea-spouters' predecessors on the idiot right

1963
July 27, 2011
5:08 p.m.

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Carl, the Tea Pots call this the Great American Experiment; they don't need an actual example of success! But the experiment is more medieval alchemy than science. Their attempt to turn pure selfishness into gold will sink like lead in an ocean filled with idealogical shipwrecks. Unfortunately, they may drown the rest of us in the process.

wmarincic
July 27, 2011
5:31 p.m.

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All Democracies have failed due to liberalism and the representatives giving social programs for votes. Sure sounds like the Dems and Liberals to me. BTW Social Security is far from and entitlement, I and my employers have been paing into it for 39 years.

Dan7el
July 29, 2011
2:02 p.m.

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Are you equating Marxism with conservative Republicans, Tea Party folks, and Libertarians? Wow. Really?

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