Tag Archive for free market

Libertarians Give No Love to Atlas Shrugged Part II

Atlas Shrugged Part II, the film based on the fictional novel by Ayn Rand, sought to capitalize on Rand fan Paul Ryan’s candidacy for the GOP VP, but the sequel appears to be doing worse than the original in spite of a stronger cast and a more polished marketing operation.  Where the original Atlas Shrugged…

NY Times on Calls to Reinstate Glass-Steagall Act: Meh

This post is for frequent commenter Robert “LaRouchie” Lauten, who will spit into the wind his insistence that the re-instatment of the Glass Stegall act which provides tighter regulation of banks and large financial institutions is the cure-all for what ailes the economy.  The New York Times says “not so fast.” From the story in Tuesday’s…

Progressive Econ 101: Free Markets

Free markets are the goal of many.  “Let the Free Market decide” is a rallying cry to bring the troops to the email and phones.  But, what is a Free Market? The simplest explanation is a free market is a  market where the individuals are free to exchange goods and money without the interference of…