ARGUING FOR FREE MARKET POLITICS
Friday, February 23, 2007
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell
Peace and How to Achieve it.
Most people want to live in a peaceful world rather than one torn by strife and war. The most important aspect working towards creating a peaceful world is the free market enterprise system. Why? Because in order to conduct successful business transactions, two elements must be present; the rule of law and the transacting parties - the buyer and seller. Stability is important to conducting business.
The international exchange of goods and services works because both parties want something and will benefit from the transaction. Both are winners and this is a positive thing because it generally promotes economic stability.
Keep Government Out of Business.
The government should not be involved in any of this process because these transactions are conducted between private parties. In addition, there should be no government, labor, management, or tribal influences that interfere with the free market exchange of goods and services although this happens frequently. The ideally running free market system would be without the influence government, labor, management, or tribal/social interferences.
In speaking of the free market system, the old term of capitalism, however, should not be used because it evokes, rightly or wrongly, a system of winners and losers; of haves and have-nots. Socialists like to use this term. Instead, emphasizing the free market system and letting everyone know that they too can participate by becoming an entrepreneur is a much more positive message. It allows for equal participation and no one is excluded.
In the United States the president oftentimes sets the tone, to some degree, for the business climate or at least the perception of it. Essentially, the climate is perceived as being either favorable or unfavorable to business interests. With that in mind, there are two candidates running for president in 2008 that could be considered favorable to business. Both must cut government spending drastically.
First and many would say, foremost, is U.S. Representative Ron Paul. The number one champion of liberty in the U.S. Congress, Ron Paul has been relentless in championing strict conformity to the U.S. Constitution by the federal government, something that the federal government has not done for a long time. He has been adamant about protecting our freedom and liberty. An expert on banking and monetary policy, he has advocated for a sound currency backed by precious metal and not the fiat currency presently in use. He also advocates for a spending money only in those areas specifically enumerated in the constitution. Likewise, he wants to balance the budget, to end deficit spending, eliminate the federal debt, and have a lean and limited federal government. In short, he would make the kind of president most Americans would want.
Second, an alternative candidate is Mitt Romney. A highly successful career businessman, Mitt Romney not only turned around a struggling winter Olympics but also made a $100 million in the process. He later turned around the struggling Massachusetts government bureaucracy as well. Both of these efforts were difficult and challenging feats. He has been successful in every major business enterprise he has undertaken and seems more than capable about getting the federal government back under control they way our Founders intended. He has proven himself to be innovated and resourceful. If anyone can get the federal government under control ‘to tame it’ he can.
Viability of the Free Market System.
Letting the free market system run unconstrained by government or other parties, will allow the free market system to self-regulate. More goods and services will be available at lower prices and unsuccessful products or services will fail of their own accord; and this is as it should be. Providing a climate favorable to business helps to promote a general peace in the world. Employing conservative or Austrian economic principles will ensure a better result for all from workers to management.
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell. As president of the Mount Vernon Institute, Dr. Corbell provides research and consulting services into contemporary issues involving the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, international affairs, human rights, the economy, terrorism, intelligence, homeland security, including counter-terrorism, and government responsibility and accountability. At Georgetown University, he taught courses as they relate to technology, intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism and space issues. One course called Intelligence and American Foreign Policy, examined unclassified, open-source documents and the steps in the intelligence cycle up to and including preparation of the National Intelligence Estimate. As an organizational management consultant and a radio broadcaster with WALE Radio 990, he produced and hosted a live, radio talk show broadcast over New England and New York called Tomorrow, Today. Earlier, Noel Gibeson Corbell was a career U.S. Marine Corps force recon and infantry officer. In that regard he served in operational positions worldwide in jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans. Later, he was a strategic planner at Headquarters Marine Corps and for the Secretary of the Navy. His commentaries have appeared in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, the Army Times, the Air Force Times, and on the Free Market News Network, as well as in The National Interest.