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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Beverage of Chumpions

Related Link » Friedrich Hayek
“Friedrich August von Hayek CH (8 May 1899 – 23 March 1992), was an Austrian and British economist and philosopher known for his defense of classical liberalism and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought. He is considered to be one of the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Hayek's account of how changing prices communicate signals which enable individuals to coordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics. One of the great polymaths of the 20th century, Hayek also contributed to jurisprudence, neuroscience and the history of ideas.”
— From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Related Link » The Road to Serfdom
“[S]ince this group is not large enough to give sufficient weight to the leader's endeavours, he will have to increase their numbers by converting more to the same simple creed. He must gain the support of the docile and gullible, who have no strong convictions of their own but are ready to accept a ready-made system of values if it is only drummed into their ears sufficiently loudly and frequently. It will be those whose vague and imperfectly formed ideas are easily swayed and whose passions and emotions are readily aroused who will thus swell the ranks of the totalitarian party.”
— ‘Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
"One of the great polymaths of the 20th century" turned out to be a great prognosticator for the 21st. In his signature work, which transformed the landscape of political thought in the 20th century, he managed to characterize the signature lubricant of "modern" leftist idolatry.

This lubricant of choice favored by our demagogues doubles as a refreshingly delightful beverage, loaded with stupor-inducing vapidity and light-headedness. Best of all, it comes in a variety of colors, including purple. It is known as Nebraska's "official soft drink".

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