Need help on a progessive (read: statist) message boardSubmitted by RussellMeansFan on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 15:17
I post on the Thom Hartmann message board. Thom Hartmann is a self-described "progressive" talk-show host and author. He tries to portray himself as a populist by pointing out the hypocrisy and corruption of Republicans and (neo)conservatives. He claims to be against the "financial" oligarchs. But he is an almost complete statist. Worships FDR, wants single-payer, etc.
I post overthere as "The First Leftist". In case you're wondering the "First Leftist" is the name of an article writting in the 50's by Dean Russell in the Foundation for Economic Education's Freeman. It referred to the free market advocates that sat on the left side of the French General Assembly.
I could really use some help. I'm deluged by statists who claim that libertarians are fascists, would let the poor starve, etc.