“Economic freedom means the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail” – Mike Pence
Hold on there, cowboy! Since when was the American economy ‘free’?! If it were free, the American government wouldn’t have forced Microsoft into two. Neither would they need to sign bilateral trade agreements with its neighbors. And don’t forget the billions the government pour into subsidizing farms.
Let’s lose the philosophical bullshit about preserving the principles of a free market economy. Let’s see you preserve philosophy when you lose your means of livelihood and shelter. Let’s see you preserve your abstract economic theories when
millions of Americans you become unemployed.
This bailout isn’t about parachuting greedy CEOs and investment bankers; this bailout is about protecting America and the world.
These people should be sent to economic hell if they can’t even understand the difference between idealism and practicality. Yes, it is ideal to preserve your principles, but let’s see you uphold an abstract economic principle from the 50s when your children are hungry.