The United States has a Mercantilist Economy

April 24, 2012 1:51 PM ~  
Contrary to popular belief, we do not enjoy a capitalist system here in the United States of America, and we never have. The supposedly divinely inspired Constitution, in fact, enshrined mercantilism in our federal government. This is why the Anti-Federalists were so against it, and why liberty loving people as myself avoid Constitution-worship. In short, Patrick Henry was right.

Check out this video from the newly formed "Liberty Classroom" (by Thomas Woods) that touches on Mercantilism: (Skip to about the 38:00 mark)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=X1VHLOHYXq8#t=2323s]

So, ask most people on the street how they feel about foreign trade, and you'll quickly find that they are very mercantilist. They see trade as "us vs them" instead of a mutually beneficial transaction. Of course, they also believe they live in a free country.

It's understandable. I mean listen to people on TV, in newspapers, etc. The president said the other day "we gave the free market a try, it didn't work!". The NY Times routinely blames all of our problems on capitalism. Unfortunately, capitalism has never existed in this country!

I hope you take some time to learn about the difference between capitalism and mercantilism. Our government imposes mercantilism on us. Mercantilism is what caused the war of Northern Aggression. Mercantilism is what causes us to invade middle eastern countries. Mercantilism is evil, Capitalism is freedom.