It is particularly amusing to read the free trade, federal reserve/national bank and gold standard threads here. Talk about a conglomeration of ignorance. You would think Thomas Jefferson had come back to life.
Nicely put, and too true. I especially love the ones who have read a second or third hand account of Adam Smith (possibly in the Freeman or some Libertarian Party tract) and think they are experts. Almost a parody of Gilbert & Sullivan's parody of the esthetes in Patience... "and convince them if you can, that the reign of good Queen Anne, was culture's balmiest day...." Or those who unknowingly endorse Ricardo's labor theory of value. As much as I enjoy FreeRepublic, on economic ideas I regard it as a proof of a sort of Gresham's Law of ideas.
posted on 02/21/2003 1:19:02 PM PST
(Ceterum Censeo Mesopotamiam Esse Delendam)
LoL actually there are a number here who have demonstrated a universal ignorance. They are ready to demonstrate it in fields as far ranging as history, political science, philosophy and culture. They also believe that hurling a few epitahs like: statist, Marxist, commie, nazi settles all arguments.
Generally a thread without an insulting attack I consider a wasted thread.
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