Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mazed and Confused

This story  highlights the power of "Google Maps".  This family wandered into a maze field and got lost and panicked when they were just 25 feet from the street.    They called "911" and were rescued for free.

In a Libertarian world, they would pay low taxes but when lost they would either have continued to have searched around for freedom or they would have contracted with a private rescue firm that would have swooped in and given them a $2,000 bill for the rescue.  I suggest that the 2012 Presidential Election will be a referendum on which of these scenarios  do we prefer.