This last week I listened to Tyler Cowen discuss free market economics at the George Mason Mercatus Center Retreat in Scottdale. At the end of a round table discussion, I had an opportunity engage Tyler in a face-to-face discussion about how the free market message can be conveyed to voters. More on this discussion later.
In the mean time, Free Market Economist and George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen was pepper sprayed in his classroom yesterday by a man trying to place him under citizen’s arrest.
Police say the man entered the classroom and attempted to place the professor under a citizen’s arrest. The professor tried to get the man—described as a white male in his 20s or 30s—to leave, at which time the man pepper sprayed him and a scuffle ensued, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
I found Cowen to an intelligent and knowledgable academic with a strong free market philosophical foundation. It appears the the left can no longer deal with the free market ideas on a intellectual level, and have decided to go full metal jacket, by attacking the messengers.