'Tis So Sweet to Trust in the Market

Jamelle Bouie, in a blog entry at the American Prospect, questions Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh's theory that government rules are responsible for the state of the economy.

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Rep. Joe Walsh (left) (Getty)

In a blog entry at the American Prospect, Jamelle Bouie discusses Republican Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh's recent tirade about the economy, saying that his view is more theological than anything else. In other words, he appears to worship capitalism more than he does religion.

The interesting thing about the Angry Joe Walsh video Gabriela posted is that it underscores the degree to which Walsh -- and his fellow-travelers in the Republican Party -- have a view of the market that's more theological than anything else. Listen to how he describes calls for new regulation on the financial sector: "It's not the private marketplace that created this mess ... All the marketplace does is respond to what the government does. The government sets the rules. Don't blame the banks, and don't blame the marketplace for the mess we're in right now, I'm tired of hearing that crap."

Read Jamelle Bouie's entire blog entry at the American Prospect.

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