Can You Answer This Left-Wing Defender of Controlled Local Markets?

An interesting, beneficial and educational little exercise. — jtl, 419

by Gary North via the Tea Party Economist

I wrote an article on a far-Left critic of the free market. His name is James  Howard Kunstler. You can read it here:

He responded in the tried and true way that most Lefties respond when they  cannot answer your arguments. He cried “fascist.” Better than that: he cried “corn-pone Nazi.” You can read his response here:

Gary North speaking at the Mises Institute aft...
Gary North speaking at the Mises Institute after receiving the Institute’s Rothbard Medal

Can you answer him? If you can’t, you do not understand the logic of the free  market. Then you have a problem. You should be able to handle this poorly  equipped fellow without much trouble. But if you cannot follow my arguments or  his, you need to read Henry Hazlitt’s little book, Economics  in One Lesson (1946). Click the title to download your free copy.

Here’s a tip. Read my article. Then read his. Can you write down my three  major points? Can you write down his refutations?

Did he offer any refutations?

Question: Has he ever heard of Amazon?

About Land & Livestock Interntional, Inc.

Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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