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?

One Comment

  1. david esmay

    September 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Hey, Pope’s learning from the best manipulators in the country. Next up NC supreme court, the NYT and Huffington Post reported this morning that the Koch’s Heritage foundation paid Clarence Thomas’ wife 700,000 over a three year period. Consevatives are always screaming about “activist” judges, turns out they don’t come cheap, apparently that’s what all the noise is about. There’s no telling what Scalia, Roberts, and Alito cost the Koch’s