Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothin' Left to Lose

Free market: any market where buying and selling occurs without governmental restrictions or interference

Economic growth supported by free trade and free markets creates new jobs and higher incomes. It allows people to lift their lives out of poverty, spurs economic and legal reform, enhances the fight against corruption, and reinforces the habits of liberty. --from the GOP Platform, 2004

Between Tuesday, when financial markets began turning against Bear Stearns Cos., and Sunday night, when the bank disappeared into the arms of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Washington policy makers, federal regulators and Wall Street bankers struggled to keep the trouble from tanking financial markets and exacerbating the country's deep economic uncertainty. --from the Wall Street Journal today
'Nuff said.

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