Social Security used to lure right-wing economist to U.S.
Journalists Yasha Levine and Mark Ames have an amazing story at The Nation.com about two of the demigods of far-right conservatism and their secret love…for Social Security! This is the first paragraph:
“There’s right-wing hypocrisy, and then there’s this: Charles Koch, billionaire patron of free-market libertarianism, privately championed the benefits of Social Security to Friedrich Hayek, the leading laissez-faire economist of the twentieth century. Koch even sent Hayek a government pamphlet to help him take advantage of America’s federal retirement insurance and healthcare programs.”
You can read the entire story by clicking here.
So, what’s next – Art Pope trying to recruit some new Wake County School Board candidates from New Jersey by telling them how great our public university and children’s health insurance systems are?