Monday, May 4, 2009

Obama Is a Statist, Not a Socialist; by Edward H. Crane (Cato Institute: Commentary)

Edward H. Crane, the founder and president of the Cato Institute, has offered up an interesting commentary on our 44th POTUS:

There is a reason sales of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged are going through the roof. The book is nothing if not prescient. The "Troubled Assets Relief Program" is straight from its pages. Monday's New York Times front page suggests Atlas may be starting to shrug. "Doctor Shortage Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals," laments the headline. Hmm. Wonder why there would be a doctor shortage in the face of nationalized health care? Perhaps bright young people considering a career don't want to work for the federal bureaucracy?
Click below to read the entire article, as it represents a point of view that is somewhat different than what you are probably familiar with:

"Obama Is a Statist, Not a Socialist" by Edward H. Crane (Cato Institute: Commentary)

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