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"(D)isaster response provides an excellent example of how the invisible hand of the market works to alleviate suffering and bring quick relief to those in need."

After getting the lights back on, let business take over. Emergency supplies are needed. Let Wal-Mart, Target, and other big box stores supply them. "Mom-and-pop stores can't do what (they) can in these circumstances."

Big government "get(s) in the way." Environmental and other regulations, David Bacon, union rules, and similar impediments interfere with business operations and profits. Murray wants them scrapped.

What about FEMA, he asked? Instead of helping, "its bureaucracy and empire-building get in the way." Murray's solution is cut it down to a shadow of its current form.

He and likeminded ideologues feel the same way about all government functions. Grover Norquist is notorious. He wants government shrunk in size to where he "can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

Murray stresses lean and mean. So do others like him. Freedom, they think, depends on it. Cut these people enough slack, and it'll disappear altogether. 

Only wealth and power matter. Ordinary people are to be used, abused, and discarded when not needed. It's the American way.

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His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"

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Read something interesting the other day - after K... by Patricia Victour on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:45:40 AM