Jeffrey Tucker over at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s blog lauds The New York Times for denouncing big-government socialism.
He highlights an editorial in which the newspaper takes a politician to task for pushing a platform heavy on competition curbs, income taxes and the role of a central bank.
The publication said that the American people are too intelligent and have too much common sense to be deluded by the “shallow sophistries of Roosevelt Socialism.”
Yes, sadly, the NY Times’ piece was published in 1913, in reaction to the platform of Teddy Roosevelt.
Nearly a century later, it’s clear that while the American people, or at least some of them, are still too intelligent and have too much common sense to embrace this kind of big-government interventionism, the same most definitely cannot be said of The New York Times.