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Old 04-03-2010, 12:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: How about we discuss our macro level views?

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Originally Posted by Hammer67 View Post
If you are referring to me, then yes, I do tend to follow many of the Libertarian principles, although I feel that some federal/state/local government oversight is necessary for the good of the whole. That doesn't mean I think the feds should be in business for themselves. But, for things like utilities or commodities required by law, having the government regulate can, and should, be allowed. The anti-trust laws are a good example.

Libertarians would tend to disagree here...
I hear ya, and like I said, you're not a staunch libertarian. My main difference with the Libertarian point of view is the idea that a free market is the solution to all of our problems. I'm a believer in a truly free market, but I don't think we should rely on it to the extent that the Lib Party does. That's mainly because I don't really trust private companies(corporations more than anything) to look out for the welfare of anyone but themselves.
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