Saturday, February 28, 2009

Is Gaddafi more Jeffersonian than the Democrats?

Don't get me wrong I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid yet, but at first glance it looks like Gaddafi has realized the failures of socialism before his less enlightened liberals in the western "democracies." Reuters reports that:

Gaddafi said corruption has become widespread in the government and just reshuffling cabinet would not cure the state of graft and mismanagement.

"You would fail to stop corruption as long as the state owns the oil wealth, makes contracts with companies to carry out projects, manages health care, education and other services and economic projects," he added.

My only question is if Gaddafi intends to turn government control over to the private sector or just create more localized decision making bodies. Either way, it is more Jeffersonian than the modern crop of Dems in the power halls of Washington these days.

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