Are You Optimistic Or Pessmistic In The Age Of Trump?

Optimistic or pessimistic in the Age of Trump? Surprising answers from attendees at the 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference. Noted George Mason economist Bryan Caplan, author of "The Myth of the Rational Voter" who has written about "the pessimistic bias" in human nature, gives his take. For more, see our video page at http://www.freemarketcentral.com/liberty

 


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When America Was Truly The Land Of Opportunity

For [early immigrants] America was truly the land of opportunity. For the first time in their lives, many were truly free to pursue their own objectives. That freedom released the human energies which created the United States. There were few government programs to turn to and nobody expected them. But also there were few rules and regulations. There were no licenses, no permits, no red tape to restrict them. They found, in fact, a free market, and most of them thrived on it. 

-- Milton Friedman,

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