Economist Don Boudreaux of Cafe Hayek sent the following gem of a letter to the Wall Street Journal:

Robert Inlow writes that “Liberals have been responsible for gaining women equal rights” (Letters, October 24).  To make such a claim is akin to crediting the diplomats who negotiate an enemy-country’s military surrender for doing all the hard work that won the war.  Capitalism’s ethos of freedom of contract – and its creation of inexpensive washing machines, vacuum cleaners, disinfectants, and other household appliances and products – have done far more to promote women’s rights than has any “liberal” crusader or politician.