CONSERVATIVE SCHOLARS AND/OR ECONOMISTS DO NOT EXIST. Every conservative's favorite economist is a libertarian. They derive their entire opinions regarding economics from the libertarian movement. Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, the Chicago School of Economics, the Hoover Institution, etc.
Conservatives, it appears, do not have an original idea regarding economic decisions. They're charlatan libertarians in economic thought and nationalistic Machiavellians in political thought.
Does Glen Beck profess to be a nut case?
Maybe he should, the the extremists would then leave him, the liberals might just listen and give him a chance.
I have visited their(Cato) site and see nothing communistic about them..
And, if done right, I favor a national ID system.
Hopefully, we do have the quality of government people to administer it.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This is a ridiculous question. A libertarian is the polar opposite of a communist or socialist.
Anybody who said "yes" to this question should research the definitions of these words.
Why do you focus on chiding Beck so much when you could at least be discussing the damned think-tank and its scholars?
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.