Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Great Society Turned Out Not to be So Great

Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob:

Earlier this week I delivered a lecture on, "Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society': A Free Market Critique" at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. I've posted my talk on Northwood University's blog, "In Defense of Capitalism & Human Progress."

I explain the paternalistic and social engineering mentalities that guided the Great Society agenda, and the perverse and unintended consequences of the policies implemented. And I conclude with a discussion of the difference between the true liberalism of individual liberty and free markets vs. the false liberalism of control and coercion that underlie the Great Society mentality.

I thought you might find it of interest.
You can read Richard's full speech, here.

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