Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Grover Cleveland!

Today marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Grover Cleveland, America's 22nd and 24th President. Like all our presidents, Cleveland was far from perfect, but he towers far above even the best of the rest of our chief executives. Along with Jefferson, Cleveland is one of my favorite presidents. And even better than Jefferson, Cleveland did an outstanding job of standing for sound money, sound foreign policy, and the principles of a free society.

If you are unfamiliar with this great patriot or just want a good refresher, The Foundation for Economic Education offers a great rundown covering the man and his accomplishments.

Once again, happy birthday, Mr. Cleveland. May a our generation come to revere the principles for which you fought.

Monday, March 12, 2012

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism

In the video below David Stockman shares an insightful interview about how the United States is far from a free market economy. Instead, he posits, "Crony Capitalism" is supported by both parties as our current economic system--leading to a lack of accountability, the prevalence of the too-big-to-fail mentality, and a system that favors big business over free market competition. Informed on the issue or not, this is a good video that will leave you better off for taking the time to watch it.

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism from on Vimeo.

Hat Tip: TN Libertarian Republicans