Monday, December 5, 2011

Free Trade (or Politicians bought-and-sold)

"If politicians can determine what can be bought and sold, the first thing to be bought and sold will be politicians." – P.J. O’Rourke

O’Rourke is right in this matter, of course. And it is precisely because politicians are willing to hand out special favors to corporations (corporatism), their big political supporters (crony capitalism), unions (unionism and protectionism) and other special interests that monies keep flowing from these groups to “buy and sell” politicians election after election.

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