Ken Connor

For years, our government appears to have been in denial about the natural laws of money and finance. The concept of natural law has largely fallen out of vogue in a society that embraces chaos theory and legal positivism. But denying that natural laws exist doesn't suspend their effect. You can deny the law of gravity, but if you jump off the Empire State building you will soon discover that your personal opinions about the matter are irrelevant.

One natural law that operates in all arenas is "that which a man sows, he will also reap." In the financial realm, that means if you sow profligacy, you reap poverty. No amount of rhetoric or blame shifting will change that.

So hang on. It's looks like we're in for a bumpy ride.

Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.