Outside the Washington Beltway, Life Goes on Very Normally
The essential element in government planning is the threat or use of force to make all the others in society conform to political planner’s purposes and intentions.
Governments have sold their bonds to fund vote-buying welfare state spending, or expanding bureaucracies with loyal supporters of power-hungry politicians, or on delusional dreams of military power, or colossal public works projects hailing the greatness of the dictatorial or democratically elected leader.
The intellectual intolerance and resort to physical force to prevent speakers from addressing students represents a dangerous totalitarian streak among so-called “progressives.”
Where are you more likely to earn a better salaried income, in the private sector or working for the government?
This “inconvenient history” of how individualism and capitalism changed the course of human events from its thousands-of-years of slavery to near universal human liberty, has been practically eliminated from college courses.
Economic warfare threatens a downward spiral with reduced trade among nations, and declining standards of living from following this wealth-destroying path.
A false guide for central bank monetary policy.
Neither the total amount of government spending nor the likely budget deficit is threatened with meaningful reduction.
Everything the Marxists said about capitalism – exploitation of the many by a privileged few; a gross inequality of wealth and opportunity simply due to an artificial arrangement of control over the means of production; a manipulation of reality to make slavery seem as if it meant freedom – was, in fact, the nature and essence, of Soviet socialism.