Keynes vs Hayek—whose side is really for prosperity?
Many people have this ungrounded advocacy for economic central planning and government intervention and adhere to their promises of prosperity. Without those things, they say, markets will become a free-for-all where no one will stop the greedy from exploiting the needy. What they overlook though is the fact that giving power to appointed bureaucrats to manipulate the economy leads to cronyism and bailouts, corruption, devaluation of our currency and inevitably creates the opposite of what is so arrogantly intended.
"In times of change, the Patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." -Mark Twain