Saturday, March 14, 2009

Capitalism vs. Socialism - reprise

It seems I’m on a tear of reprising themes. This one I said once with “Joe”, then took another look with “Memo to DCCC," & then again with my most recent post.

Sometimes, though, somebody puts an argument “just so,” & it’s such a jewel that it’s worth the risk of redundancy just to share the beauty.

Wikipedia describes the two gentlemen in the following video as follows: (but we all pretty much know who they are)

Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and public intellectual,
and a recipient of the Nobel
Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Phillip John "Phil" Donahue is an Emmy award winning American
media personality and writer, best known as the creator
and star of The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, the first tabloid talk show.

Here they’re engaging a discussion on Capitalism vs. Socialism.
Interesting. Enjoy.

...and good day.



Cristina M. said...

He was a genious!! Are there any more people like that?? With that kind of knowledge? With that kind of power to the spoken words?

Z said...

Hi, Susannah!

isn't that a wonderful video? I love it...I just wish it were taped 2 weeks ago so MORE PEOPLE could hear the truth!

Since this topic is interesting to you, please check out my MADOFF POST about 4 posts down today....there's a new commenter, OLD CURMUDGEON, who knows more about Communism v Socialism v Fascism, etc etc., than I've ever known and I thought you might want to read him there....(he's blogger Heidianne Jackson's uncle...she, who's HUGELY bright, says "he's the smartest man I ever met"!)

have a blessed Sunday, dear girl!

Average American said...

You can bet that NObama doesn't believe a word Friedman says, he makes way to much sense, plus it would get in the way of his plans for socialism.

My Blog said...

When will this hypocrisy end?
Never i suppose. Like this child wearing an Obama mask.
As I have just blogged on this morning

Susannah said...

Hi Cris! I know. W/ him gone, Wm. F. Buckley & Reagan gone it seems a little bleak, doesn't it? Surely someone will rise up - if not already! If anyone knows of some (not celebrity types, but some who can do the duel of the minds), please tell me! I'd love to do some reading...

On second thought, skip on over to Z's blog. Her 'commenters' are so smart they left my head spinnin'! Thanks, Z. I'll be back after my synapses cool.

AA - glad to see ya! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back 'round to see you soon.

And MB - glad you made it! I'm checking out your post on the mask in just a minute. Thanks for coming over!

commoncents said...

Nice post and interesting blog!

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My Daily Rant said...

great job as always.