Exclusive - Ron Paul Extended Interview Pt. 2; Ron Paul believes the war on drugs is a violation of Americans' civil liberties and trusts that people can make their own choices. (05:39):
At 2 mins: Point that the laws don;t make better people is taken. That said bad people exist and basic law system that we have has existed since Hummarabi down through the Jews and Christians. A system that isn't working need to be fixed simply removing it altogether would get the same results as what Moses got after he came down from the mountains the first time. One fix is to have a more constitutionally aligned division between Federal and State laws. Departments which already exist at a State level aren't needed at a Federal level and leads to less people involved in making important decisions... also, the levels of corruption and bad ideas that can be enforced on the American people has gotten to such ludicrous amounts that for the safety of future generations it just makes sense to remove the 5 department that Ron Paul set up to have removed in his plan.
In Adam Smith's theory of the 'invisible hand of the market' what he said was that the market would work perfectly given the state of the variables. One important factor is that his theory was for mass-production using a model of the division of labor. A computer has amalgamated labor together as have other infrastructure developments (The Post Office is in the Constitution but 'what do we do now that we have email?', type of challenges will keep surfacing)so with division of labor being replaced by multi-tasking a key component of his wealth of nations theory has been put on its head.
A market will always lead to an equilibrium of some sort and can thus be seen as 'free' to some while restrictive to others depending on who loses and who wins and how fair the situation was to begin with: What the means is if you have a shortage and people are scrambling for something and giving away family heirlooms for bread (such as in the past in some communist eras) the market has found the right balance for the resources available. The market would find a similar solution in a famine or drought. If the State encourages corporations to gain monopoly power then removing Government and laws would just make it easier for such monopolies to crush entry into the market for any new competition. Where we are now, with corporations controlling Government in rather indirect but obvious ways, to remove all laws would lead to a type of robber baron capitalist system that existed at the time of the feudal lords of the middle ages of Europe. Last solution to this was conscripting for a world war I think the best option forward is to work on building new infrastructure, education and skills for growth using methods to stimulate businesses so the private sector can come up with ideas while working on removing all corporate welfare and gettinglobbyists and corporations out of Washington and returning the Government of "we the people" back to we the people.
Note: A free market is not free if laws don't exist to protect people from keeping thier property as they wish to. The Constitution DOES provide a system of rules, regulations and laws which provide the basic structure of any market within the United States of America. That said there are good laws & regulations and bad laws and regulations... and some areas the Federal Government is not allowed to be involved in constitutionally.
Exclusive - Ron Paul Extended Interview Pt. 3; Ron Paul believes that property rights would better protect the environment than federal laws. (06:53):
Quote of Naom Chomsky: "Globalization is the result of powerful governments, especially that of the United States, pushing trade deals and other accords down the throats of the world’s people to make it easier for corporations and the wealthy to dominate the economies of nations around the world without having obligations to the peoples of those nations." -- Profit over People: Neoliberalism and the Global Order