Monday, June 23, 2014

Another "Cliche of Progressivism"

Here's another "Cliche of Progressivism" from FEE to go along with the earlier post this morning.  This one addresses the often hurled accusation that free-markets don't help the poor, a charge that the mereist level of economic history knowledge dispells easily.  Here's an excerpt:
However, in this instance, where the activity has not yet been socialized, we are able to point out that the poor children are better shod in countries where shoes and socks are a family responsibility than in countries where they are a government responsibility. We’re able to demonstrate that the poor children are better shod in countries that are more  free than in countries that are less free.