Forbes: Young People Should Serve the State

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Rick Ungar, a Forbes columnist, denounces Ron Paul for telling young people that they have the right to live their own lives as they see fit, and to keep their own money, rather than serving as drones for the regime. The notion that young people should have the chance to opt out of the State, its monstrous impositions and its “benefits,” is “financial crack,” he says. Actually, it’s the sweet smell of freedom. BTW, be sure to read the beautiful essay by Carol Paul on her husband, that Mr. Ungar ridicules. How dare Ron Paul have worked his way through school with so many part-time jobs. He should have been on welfare, I guess.

UPDATE from Joshua Katz:

While I didn’t take the time to read the article, I did want to look at the comments. Combing through them, I came across this gem by Ungar himself:

I always like to point out that libertarians rely heavily on the economic ideas of the Austrian economists. Yet, take a look at Austria’s health care system today and then tell me if it bears any semblance of the libertarian philosophy.

9:51 am on February 14, 2011