For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

–Bob Wells

south parkTwo great South Park articles spotted by John Albrecht and Arts & Letters Daily.

South Park takes particular delight in skewering the Hollywood stars who exploit their celebrity to conduct liberal or leftwing campaigns against the workings of the free market (Barbra Streisand, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers, and George Clooney are among the celebrities the show has pilloried). Nothing is more distinctive about South Park than its willingness to celebrate the free market, and even to come to the defense of what is evidently the most hated institution in Hollywood, the corporation.

The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy by Paul A. Cantor

We’re going to open things up, though, with a discussion of free speech and censorship issues. Never before in human history have we been more free to express ourselves, and never before have the opponents of free speech been more vocal and, in some instances, deadly.

South Park Libertarians

South Park and Libertarian Philosophy