The Definition of Libertarian: What Is Libertarian?
Reade This Landmark Book, A Most Comprehensive Survey of a Divers and Formidable Moovement in Politikal and Philosophical Thought:
The Ron Paul Revolution in Retrospect
The Rand Paul Revolution?
The Tea Party Movement
The Libertarian Party
The Free State Project
The Seasteading Movement
The Austrian Economists
The Voluntaryists: Stefan Molyneux and Peaceful Parenting
The Agorists: Market Alternatives as Subversion
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
The Ronald Reagan Revolution
The Crypto-Anarchists: Digital Currency and 3D Printed Guns
WikiLeaks and the Power of Disclosures
The Beltway Libertarians: Think Tanks
State Sovereignty Libertarians
The Psychological Libertarians
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Most Private Companies Aren't "Private"
Now, there is an important lesson here. Because yes, private businesses can still suck. Just because they're private doesn't make them benevolent. It simply forces them (in most cases) to respond to the market.
But, the FAFSA process at a "private" institution has nothing to do with a private business. A private business will struggle with any horrendously managed, government-run bureaucracy.
It's the same reason I want people to stop complaining to me about Boeing. It's not a private company, by any means. Those of you who have watched the film "Why We Fight" or seen Eisenhower's Farewell Address warning us about the "military industrial complex" know what I'm talking about.
A private industry dependent on federal subsidies isn't private, doesn't follow the same rules, and doesn't deserve my defense.
By: Eric Olsen, Regular Columnist
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