At the beginning of April 2020, the consensus is that the peak is still a few weeks away. We're staying home more, we're doing social distancing and we're practicing good hygiene. Our borders are virtually closed and a third of the states are under some sort of lock-down order.
I at long last, have bought and read a copy of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Before now, I had only read quotes and brief excerpts from it. I was acquainted with it through commentary on it, but I knew once Democrats started to openly profess their socialist leanings I'd have … Continue reading My Initial Reaction to The Communist Manifesto
Another concern of ordinary British citizens was the weight of overbearing regulation emanating from Brussels. Common household appliances, including hair dryers, toasters, and tea warmers were deemed too energy hungry to be used in the E.U. You can mess with Brit’s hair dryer, but threaten their toast and tea and you have a rebellion on your hands.
We consider ourselves to be free citizens of a capitalist country operating in a free-market economy. How close we are to not being that much longer, to the extent we even still are, is enough to give one pause. Most of the components of a socialist America are already in place.
Last time, the moderators from CNBC made themselves the story. They succeeded in uniting the GOP field against them. It was a good night for those who were quick on their feet, those who excel at the debate format. For those who wanted an opportunity to get their message on policy out to the public, they were largely denied much of a chance. As a vehicle for getting substantive discussion out, the third debate fell way short.
Society and life in general to the socialist is a zero-sum game—for every winner there must be a loser.
Democratic candidates are tripping over themselves to provide subsidies for college tuition. Hillary Clinton's idea is to wipe out student debt by sending states huge block grants for education. The funds for the grants would be paid for by eliminating or limiting tax deductions for the wealthy.
If the Greek economy flatlines, very few will mourn but many could pay the price.