Monday, November 10, 2008

A Great Debate: Liberal Capitalism vs. Libertarianism

On my NPR radio show yesterday, I debated Obama economic advisor Jared Bernstein on whether an Obama-style liberal Democratic approach or a libertarian-leaning approach would be more beneficial to humankind.

I believe it presented both sides well and entertainingly. I've never touted any of my shows on this blog, but I think this one is particularly worthy of your attention.

You can download the podcast from the National Public Radio (NPR) website or hear it live on your computer on my website.

While I'm talking about my radio self, tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 11, I'll make one of my regular appearances to offer career and education advice on the widely-listened-to Ronn Owens Show from 10:06 AM to 11 AM You can hear it on KGO, 810 on the AM dial in San Francisco or at its website


Judy said...

Excellent show today. I hope you one day write an article as to why assessment tools are not effective. (Myers-Briggs,aptitude tests, etc.) You were also correct in your opinion of the paralegal field. It's basically serfdom.

blueski said...

The contention that the dept. of defense deserves credit for the Internet is false. The myth that government created the internet

It's funny how during the Great Depression the government intervened in a really big way in the economy for the first time in history, yet it still managed to be the worst and longest lasting economic downturn in history. Meanwhile prior panics and stock market crashes managed to sort themselves out within a year or two in most cases, in spite of little to no government intervention.

The theory of positive rights is one I find to be extremely dangerous. And this is coming from someone who devoted the first 10 years of her adult life to unpaid, altruistic endeavors. Private charity has proved that it is very effective in providing health care to the poor. And prior to HMO mandates, health care was very affordable for the working class. In fact even today there is a doctor I have heard of in Arizona who accepts no third party payments, yet is able to charge $35 per visit. That is less than some insurance co-pays.

The most helpful article I have ever read explaining the reasons for the health care crisis is Blame Congress for HMOs

Marty Nemko said...

Thank you, Blueski, for your intelligent, helpful post.


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