Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don Boudreaux on "Stossel"

If you love America, the flag, the troops, baseball, and your mother....
If you oppose Satan, Osama, Stalin, Chairman Mao, Coca-Cola made with corn syrup, and CFL bulbs....

You have GOT to TIVO John Stossel's show this week. 

One of my heroes, Professor Don Boudreaux of George Mason University, kicks the living shit out of a couple of trade guild and union monopolists.  And seems calm and relaxed while doing it.  

If you don't watch "Stossel", the terrorists win. 
It's on Fox Business. 


Dr Ralph said...

Well, I may watch just so I can better understand the Powers of Darkness my son (a sophomore at GMU) must face, but I don't expect to be converted.

BTW - should I ever get the opportunity while visiting said son, I will seek out the aforementioned Power of Darkness and implore him to autograph a tome for you.

No doubt it will be signed with the blood of dead union organizers.

Dave Killion said...

I often marvel that you declare Thomas Sowell the smartest man alive in a world that has Don Boudreaux in it.

Dr Ralph said...

Just watched the Boudreaux segment on Stossel, which I DVR'ed. He was arguing with the head of a freaking Louisiana funeral directors trade association.

Talk about shooting fish in a barrel.

I flipped through the rest of the show...I find infotainment programs (of which this definitely was) incredibly boring.

By the way, John Stossel completely creeped me out, even with the sound off. The crowd reaction shots were pretty heavy-handed as well. But hey, *you're* their target demographic, not me.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

1) In the opinion of most libertarians, our barrel is the most fish-rich environment EVER.

But no one else ever shoots them. It's amazing. Stossel usually mentions that he tries to get higher-ups from the Dept's of Energy, Education, etc. to appear on his programs but they always decline. They trot over to hit softballs with Larry King and Charlie Rose.

2)Hearing an audience applaud non-statist sentiments for the first time is a shocker, isn't it? The first time I heard it, I assumed it was the applause equivalent to a laugh track.

3)I am taking steps to become the mother of John Stossel's next child.