Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Matthias wrote:The United States has become, over time, an increasingly less free market but increasingly more liberties. You also lose the potential for market exploitation (although globalization is doing a pretty good job of substituting in).
How can you say we have more freedom today than we did 50 years ago?
Ask any elderly black person from the South on their ability to vote today versus in the 1950's. The caselaw is replete with individuals being disenfranchised the vote.
Ask any elderly woman on her ability to work today versus in the 1950's. My future mother-in-law worked for AT&T and a supervisor told her, "Well, you've got a good head on your shoulders, but you have two strikes against you. One, you're Irish. Two, you're a woman."
To me, equality = opportunity = freedom.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.