Is America still the land of opportunity or is it a land worn thin showing much bureaucracy and less freedom? Dr. Friedman’s view of America’s present situation is not sanguine. He identifies the chief problem and its corollary solution: We must restore the prestige and influence of the single mechanism most responsible for America’s greatness— the free market. Our greatest defense against becoming over-governed is the free market. In the words of Milton Friedman, “(I ask) whether America is the land of opportunity which produced over the past two hundred years the greatest freedom and prosperity for the widest range …
We need unifying symbols and institutions in our increasingly diverse and globalized societies, so why not re-introduce the military draft, which was a melting pot for people from all backgrounds, and where troubled kids were straightened out? Dead wrong. Find out why the draft did the exact opposite from Free To Choose Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.
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