by the Left Coast Rebel
What the hell happened? As I googled Arnold Schwarzenegger + Milton Friedman for the post on his separation from Maria Shriver, I found this gem of a video going all the way back to 1980. I hadn't seen this before and its simply stunning. Arnold introduces us to the genius of Milton Friedman, the brilliance and superiority of individualism, freedom and free markets, the perils of socialism....
Transcribed from the video:
"Being free to choose for me being free to make your own decisions, to live your own life, to pursue your own goals, chase your own rainbow withouth the government breathing down your neck or standing on your shoes."
"For me that meant coming to America because I came from a socialistis country where the government controls the economy -- it's a place where you can already hear 18-year-old kids talk about their pensions."
And the best:
"I wanted to be the best. Individualism like that is incompatible with socialism, so I felt I had to come to America. I had no money in my pocket but here I had the freedom to get it...I was able to save and invest and along the way, I watched America change. I noticed this: the more the government intervened, interfered and inserted itself into the free market, the worse the country did."
The more the government intervened, interfered and inserted itself into the free market, the worse the country did.Arnold sums up Obamanomics, big-government Keynsian GOPism and every ill that my state and this nation faces...the more the government intervened...the worse the country did. This admission could be today's rallying cry for the Tea Party movement.
It's pretty simple.
Watch Milton Friedman's brilliant "Free to Choose" series on Youtube here.