This post proves that Dick Cheney is definitely an example of the best in this form of capitalism. i.e. The Ultimate Laissez Faire Capitalist.
First, What Is Laissez Faire Capitalism?
Having no restrictions/regulations means you can do anything (2nd Amendment clearly uses the word "regulated militia", so regulation isn't unConstitutional). If you have no restrictions as per Lassaire Faire capitalism then you have a robber baron type society. Why? Because greed is very common (some even say it's a part of human nature!)
"Greeb" The word for people/corporations who have everything and still want more.
IN DETAIL: Laissez-Faire Capitalism is the idea that there should be no rules that in any way hinders private enterprise.
Colbert Report On Ayn Rand: Her philosophy is of rational self interest and she states that the purpose of life is in pursuing your own happiness with NO regard for others...
"The World According To Dick Cheney" - Interview with R.J Cutler...
Notice that at 30 seconds Dick Cheney makes a distraction between "Honor" & 'getting the job done' to describe his actions after 9/11.
Dick Cheney's record on Iraq shows that he pursued war with utter disregard for anyone but his own benefit...
Halliburton got $7B in no-bid Iraq contracts
During Vice President Dick Cheney's tenure as its chief executive, the Halliburton Corporation altered its accounting policies so it could report as revenue more than $100 million in disputed costs on big construction projects, public filings by the company show. Halliburton did not disclose the change to investors for over a year.
Vice President Dick Cheney’s stock options in Halliburton rose from $241,498 in 2004 to over $8 million in 2005, an increase of more than 3,000 percent, as Halliburton continues to rake in billions of dollars from no-bid/no-audit government contracts.
Cheney literally said Iraq would be a quagmire before invading it...
A long overdue investigative report (overdue by several years!), stated plainly that the authorities seem to have intentionally misled us into a war....
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2003: Cheney's Halliburton Ties Remain
(CBS/AP) A report by the Congressional Research Service undermines Vice President Dick Cheney's denial of a continuing relationship with Halliburton Co., the energy company he once led, Sen. Frank Lautenberg said Thursday.
The report says a public official's unexercised stock options and deferred salary fall within the definition of "retained ties" to his former company.
Cheney said Sunday on NBC that since becoming vice president, "I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest. I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years."
Iraq's invasion was for oil:
From The Gaurdian: Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil, as deaths put at 1.2m
Greenspan's damning comments about the war come as a survey of Iraqis, which was released last week, claims that up to 1.2 million people may have died because of the conflict in Iraq - lending weight to a 2006 survey in the Lancet that reported similarly high levels.
More than one million deaths were already being suggested by anti-war campaigners, but such high counts have consistently been rejected by US and UK officials. The estimates, extrapolated from a sample of 1,461 adults around the country, were collected by a British polling agency, ORB, which asked a random selection of Iraqis how many people living in their household had died as a result of the violence rather than from natural causes.
Previous estimates gave a range between 390,000 and 940,000, the most prominent of which - collected by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and reported in the Lancet in October 2006 - suggested 654,965 deaths
Dick Cheney's Record On 9/11 (In Visual Form)...
Dick Cheney doesn't recall Richard Clarke warning the White House of an imminent terrorist attack months before 9/11...
Thomas Kean talks about the process of getting over two million documents in spite of bipartisan resistance to the 9/11 commission...
Accountability in the U.K. - David Cameron Kills it (A side by side comparison of what an investigation looks like in the UK as compared to the US - when there is an investigation, which is rare)
More examples of accountability in the USA...
More about accountability in the US under Bush (example of Rice)...
Moment Of Zen...
Just some of the things that were going on that we didn't find out till after Dick Cheney left office (i.e. torture and assassination squads)
Cheney's Secret Assassination Squad
It's hard to believe Dick Cheney had the time to command a secret lawless assassination squad with all the secret lawless torture. (02:10)
Constantly disobeying the law (or creating your own laws), using war to gain money, lying for war... utterly indifferent to everyone but himself and his desire for whatever he wants i.e. Cheney will do whatever it takes to make himself happy makes Dick a truly accomplished Laissez Faire Capitalist. The ultimate result of a society with no oversight/regulating by "We the people"... only corporate stooges.
This post of examples of Dick Cheney's Capitalism of COMPLETE utter self-interest with NO regard for anyone else ... ONLY HIS OWN HAPPINESS... makes him a contender for #1 Laissez Faire Capitalist of The 21st Century! (Related:
Colbert Report On Ayn Rand: Her philosophy is of rational self interest and she states that the purpose of life is in pursuing your own happiness with NO regard for others.)
Dick Cheney is definitely an example of the best in this form of capitalism. i.e. He IS The Ultimate Laissez Faire Capitalist.