Starting at around the 13:45 mark in this recent Stossel show, I discuss with Stossel the myth that capitalism was sparked, or even just boosted, by slavery . Among the other guests on this show (although not in the same segment in which I appear) is Jesse Myerson. Myerson is about as economically uninformed as people become – and, like so many such people, his hostility to free markets is directly proportional to his ignorance of the logic and actual operation of free markets. In a later post I might address one of the points he makes here.
Here’s yet another account of government using civil asset forfeiture to steal money . Accounts such as this one expose as naive those whose default attitude toward government is one of trust and respect.