Phi Beta Cons

McCluskey v. Obama

Here is an interview Prof. Michael Shaughnessy did with Cato’s Neal McCluskey on the subject of President Obama’s recent Parade piece, wherein the president blathered away on the supposed nobility of forsaking the nasty, profit-making private sector in favor of “public service.”

The Parade piece was most revealing of Obama’s statist, anti-capitalistic mentality. McCluskey lands one big punch after another. Read and enjoy.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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