Webster Tarpley is often recommended to me as an insightful observer. I’m afraid I don’t see it. Tarpley thinks George W. Bush was a free-marketeer, that Wall Street favors free and open competition (are bailouts an example of this, then?), that national health care is a good idea and the general welfare clause of the Constitution supports it, and Austrian economics, enemy of regimes everywhere, is a Rockefeller conspiracy.
Economist Bob Murphy tried listening to an interview with Tarpley and couldn’t get through more than a few minutes of fantasyland analysis. Here’s his good-faith effort.