Neither capitalism nor corporations are bad. Many use aspirational rhetoric and theories to find a way to justify that some people simple don’t work harder, are as smart or as willing to do things for jobs and opportunities as others. It is important to note that both liberals and unions have their money invested in the same said villainous companies. (Do you think Al Gore and Hillary | Read More »
The Pope, Inequality and Social Evil
Pope Francis raised a few eyebrows today with a post that equated inequality with social evil. Some called for equal pay and labor unions (because of course they would) and some called the man a communist (because of course they would). But, are his thoughts really out of line with both Catholicism and society at large? The problem with a broad statement like the tweet | Read More »
How To Beat The Democrats At Their Own Inequality Game
The Democrats have already made clear what their central theme is going to be in 2014: Inequality. This theme was used heavily in 2012 and despite the failure of Obama’s first term it helped get him reelected. Growing inequality is real. In the abstract, equality doesn’t matter. Most people are concerned about improving their own condition, not ensuring that they have the same condition as | Read More »
Obama’s Inequality Sophistry Is a Recipe for Misery
Inequality sucks when you’re on the wrong side of the greater than symbol. I’ve been there before and can empathize. However, a government aimed at ending inequality is unpractical, immoral and an aberration against the laws of nature. This sort of government is impractical because you cannot make the lowest and least motivated get off their butt in a nation where slavery has been abolished. People will ultimately only rise as high as they are willing. This push to unconditionally end inequality is immoral because it rewards the slack and the expense of both the willing and the most capable. It punishes the continued exertion of both will and ability. It is unnatural because it believes that a world of totally equal and totally unmotivated people will magically generate the capital necessary to create jobs for all the new recipients of equality being born every day. This doesn’t happen – job creation is a function of capital accumulation. Therefore President Obama may mean well by ending inequality, but he isn’t even remotely oriented in the right direction to improve America’s economic future.
Read More »
Is the President Smoking Weed Again?
The President is either high or ignorant, though perhaps we should embrace the healing power of “and.” He posits that if the nation raises the minimum wage, there will be an economic boom. Only in leftwing fantasy land and Das Kapital does such a concept even come close to being credible. What’s worse, via his twitter account his minion tweeted out an info graphic making | Read More »
Low tide for the ocean of tomorrows
Barack Obama’s latest “pivot to the economy” speech will soon fade from memory, just like everything else he says, except for the words he really needs us to forget, such as “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” But before all the gassy rhetoric and silly claims of a roaring economy only he can see have been lost | Read More »
A Tale of Two Stimuli (One For Each America)
“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” – Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities. The current economic stimulus plan, as measured by budget execution, as of 2010 March, has been distributed in a non-equalitarian manner that does not favor the least wealthy cities of our nation. The patterns of Government expenditure by US urban area also strongly suggest | Read More »