Free-market advocates are notoriously terrible at creating positive mass media propaganda to further its idea’s. The Left has developed a great talent at pulling the heart strings with very good results. The following observation is made by Joseph Packer:
Modern-day statists seem incredibly adept at commanding the attention of the public. Have you ever noticed how there exists an unending stream of documentaries criticizing the free market? Roger and Me, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, This Is What Democracy Looks Like, and Sicko are some of the titles that immediately pop to mind. I can’t remember ever seeing a libertarian documentary being widely promoted, despite the fact that libertarians make up roughly 13 percent of the American population, according to research by David Boaz and David Kirby.
Is there an American over the age of 25 who does not remember the terrible images from the Exxon Valdez oil spill? These images evoke strong anti-corporate feelings even though the company has now spent over $3 billion to alleviate the environmental impacts and has paid restitution to the affected fishing industry.
How many individuals have seen pictures, much less heard of, the
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There has been over the last number of years an acceptable move to more government oversight and regulation by the general public and a doting
that stricter government oversight
will equate less volatility, less malfeasant behavior, and generally a safer world. But as Mr. Packer notes above, more government oversight does not necessarily lead to its purported results.