Well, I write lots of bad ones. But this hit my AP feed this morning:
“Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain’s campaign” and in the article we see, “But Cain’s economic ideas, support and organization have close ties to two billionaire brothers who bankroll right-leaning causes”
OK, so let me get this straight. MY economic ideas include the fact that demand curves slope down, that central planners (even the best intentioned) don’t have the requisite knowledge to plan much beyond what happens in their small circles, that self-interest and “market-failures” operate in all institutions of society, not just in “market” institutions, that scarcity is unrelenting and forces us to have to make hard tradeoffs, etc. Since the Koch brothers also seem to understand these things, does that mean that I have close ties to them? You know what, I bet a lot of lunatics understand these things, do I also have close ties to them?
And god damn those Kochs! How dare they spread economic literacy to others. It’s certainly better than the nonsense that most faculty members are spreading to their students. So I expect the next AP headline about President Obama to read, “Long ties to economically illiterate union officials, community organizers and faculty members key to President Obama’s multi-million dollar campaign.”
I’d like to hear someone publicly tell me why the Koch Brothers are evil. And as part of that answer, I would like to see a public declaration of why human freedom is not an important value, and why attempts to promote and defend it are nefarious. Please reference George Mason, James Madison, John Adams and some other founders when articulating your point.