Uncategorized

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

Check Also

Blue Cross: Trump, Congress to blame for new rate hike request

How disastrous would Trumpcare be for North Carolina? ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Harold Brubaker, the former Republican House Speaker turned powerful lobbyist, tried to ram through [...]

A bill to limit local regulation of small cell towers is moving to a full House vote, despite concer [...]

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the North Carolina GOP drew unconstitutionally racially ger [...]

The most shameful thing about the disastrous budget passed by the Senate two weeks ago is not the vi [...]

Court setbacks, public opinion, progressive activism and Trump bode ill for NC conservatives Profess [...]

So, the question as always comes down to one of vision. The elected chieftains who decide how much m [...]

2.8 billion---amount in dollars of needs in communities across the state for rebuilding efforts from [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more