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Social Security used to lure right-wing economist to U.S.

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 30, 2011 @ 8:56 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Journalists Yasha Levine and Mark Ames have an amazing story at The Nation.com [1] 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 [1].

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?


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[1] an amazing story at The Nation.com: http://www.thenation.com/article/163672/charles-koch-friedrich-hayek-use-social-security

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