March 10, 2009

A lecture to Obama from a Czech

When President Obama is being warned by Vaclav Klaus not to endanger free markets, you know we've gone from the real world to bizarro world. Not since the fall of communism, and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall has there been such a fundamental shift in geopolitics. However this time its in reverse.

Vaclav Klaus, the former leader of the Czech Republic, a former Soviet captive nation, has been a champion of free markets. In a speech at Columbia university, he said he'd never expected to see this type of government interventionism in his lifetime. He's someone who has lived under communist rule and has seen the dangers it encapsulates for personal liberty and economic growth suggested an obvious alternative.

"The best thing to do right now would be to temporarily weaken, if not repeal,"
business regulations on labor, the environment, social issues and health, he

It seems so obvious to some.

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