Something clicked for me as I stared out my hotel window at a train station and seeing other public mass transportation moving on the street.
“Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective” is a true gem in terms of exposing the demagoguery and sheer ignorance of politicians and intellectuals in their claims about wealth and poverty.
Greece has no future, so long as it clings to the euro. The dollar won’t servce you much better. A drachma will only harm the Greek people. That leaves one other option.
With apologies to his fans, Jerry is an evil little mouse who constantly pesters Tom the Cat. Tom tries and tries, but cannot seem to overpower someone who is a fraction of his size and strength.
Watching Stephen Moore attempt to debate Paul Krugman was like that.
It’s important for citizens to understand — and face — the fact that the problems ailing Social Security are not primarily fiscal. The problems are moral.
The real question is whether the investment of wealth is likely to be done better by those who created that wealth in the first place or by politicians.
The psychology of dictatorship flows from a hatred of dissension.
If you’re presently working 40 or more hours a week, and are possibly part of the population paying taxes to the federal government, you might want to think about where those tax dollars are actually going — and what the people obtaining those tax dollars are quite often doing (or not doing) with their time.
Left free, the market will provide the greatest benefit to workers, employers and consumers, while allowing charity as well.
When markets are free, poor people can move out of their income group. Income mobility, matters more than income inequality.