This appeared on our Facebook feed recently:
Everyone OK with using socialism to clean up after Harvey? Or should we use the free market. Just asking for a friend.
The obvious answers are no to the first question and yes to the second. Here is the funny thing: The quote comes from the US Democratic Socialists page! Does anyone really think that socialism is effective or could be effective with these kinds of problems? The WSJ has a nice story on self-organized volunteers. Does anyone think that capitalism or free markets will not be effective? We are sure that Mark Perry has something on how folks will try to blunt the market’s ability to get the necessary items to Texas by fixing prices. Ah, here is one. If you want effective solutions you need markets.
Or is it that the socialists what Texas to suffer?