Came across these two thoughts at seperate times this evening; and in the mismash of my brain they jumped together like two long-lost lovers...maybe you agree? First, Mr. Roger Simon -
Maybe it's a symptom of living in Hollywood, but most of my left-leaning friends are rich. Very rich. They buy expensive (hybrid) cars, live in multi-million dollar homes with servants and "assistants" and take fancy vacations (often in second homes in upscale resorts). My left-wing media friends in New York aren't so badly off either. Nearly all of them (on both coasts) believe the current global problem is a result of Third World poverty and nothing more. They cannot conceive that it is not about material wealth because so much of life is about just that for them.
-meet one Milton Friedman:
“Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it does this task so well. It gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”
-Milton Friedman 1962