What happened to the GOP’s free-market principles?

posted by
January 16, 2012
Cato Institute
by David Boaz  
Posted in Commentary

"You expect Democrats to accuse former businessman Mitt Romney of 'putting profits over people -- making a buck or a few million of them no matter what it took or who it hurt,' as Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse did in releasing a new Web video. But it’s sad to see the economic ignorance displayed by Romney’s Republican rivals." (01/13/12)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=14012  
  • Well, um, they never really had any? Mercantilism, corporatism, crony capitalism, call it what you will, it is not a free market ideology.

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