The late Dr. John Lewis read this statement to his class on September 12, 2001 — the day after America was attacked by Islamic Jihadists. His words are all the more relevant today.
Fifty years of increasing American appeasement in the Mideast have led to fifty years of increasing contempt in the Muslim world for the U.S. The climax was September 11, 2001.
In their book, Equal is Unfair, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook refute the muddled arguments that are being used to drive the utopian vision of income equality. They apply rigorous empirical validation to essay a devastating assessment of the campaign against income inequality, and they show that inequality is the fundamental by-product of freedom and it is a good thing. They point out that freedom, prosperity, and opportunity aren’t guaranteed for all times, and that if the campaign for income equality succeeds, the impact on the country will be overwhelmingly detrimental.
In economics Hayek is a radical; but in philosophy, unlike Ayn Rand, Hayek is a conservative.
The enemies of capitalism indicted the society of liberty; they distorted the reality of capitalism and its brilliant triumphs in freeing man from poverty; and they imbedded in the minds of many the conception of political entitlements that serve the power ends of political paternalists and which requires the plundering of the peaceful and productive members of society.
Rules for Radicals is a useful book for those who wish to understand why the leftist politicians speak or act in ways that they do.
The fact is both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent variations on the same political theme: the interventionist-welfare state, only applied in different ways as they pander to different coalitions of special interest and ideological groups among the American electorate.