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The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Thu Nov 7, 2013 05:10 PM CST

Believe me, I'm not a libertarian kind of guy. It's fine that some are convinced society and the economy should be essentially self-regulating. They are certainly entitled to their selective opinions of rugged individualism and bootstrap responsibility.

Ron and Rand Paul are probably known as great neighbors, eager to lend a non-mandated hand whenever needed. And maybe I've been too quick in dismissing the "me-first" charm of Ayn Rand.

But right or wrong, I've always leaned more toward a position of moderation, one that argues for at least a limited role for government in policing level playing fields and responsibly ...

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