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An Overdue Book

Illbay Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:20 AM
Dr Sowell, your faith in the American people is heart-warming but I disagree with you completely that reading any such book, or being presented (as we are constantly) with arguments to refute the bogus "fairness" clap-trap from the Left would have done anything to avert the reelection of Obama - and I am someone who thought he'd lose in a landslide from sheer incompetence. The people who would vote for a charlatan and huckster like Obama - or any Democrat - define "fairness" in this way: "Does he have more than me? That's unfair." The notion that someone MIGHT have more than you do through hard work, thrift and wise stewardship is passe'. Now, it is "how can I get me some? Ah, I know: I vote for a politician who takes it and gives....
Illbay Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:24 AM
...it to me." That's it. Period. No further thought given.

Either one of two things must happen.

Either things will get so bad here, that the folly of this ridiculous "philosophy" will be fully exposed enough to change hearts and minds - or Atlas MUST shrug. We have passed the point where peaceful change of heart can occur. There is a large number of people in this country - mostly minorities but certainly enough younger people of whatever race, and those who LIVE off the government or derive everything from politically-connected unionism - that will NOT surrender the notion that others can be made to work for them and provide things they can't or won't provide for themselves.

They have to be jolted into reality, one way or the other.
Illbay Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:26 AM
Many of them may have to be killed in defense of what the productives own. I can't see anything short of civil upheaval.

Even if the "productive" types roll over and give up much of what they have in return for "peace," it won't last because the grasping greed of the non-producers will NEVER be sated. It's only a matter of time until they're back for more, and then still more (see the Greeks who continue to hold up the rest of the EU).

We're not America anymore, and I'm not certain if that country will ever return, at least in my lifetime.
If everyone in America had read Stephen Moore's new book, "Who's The Fairest of Them All?", Barack Obama would have lost the election in a landslide.

The point here is not to say, "Where was Stephen Moore when we needed him?" A more apt question might be, "Where was the whole economics profession when we needed them?" Where were the media? For that matter, where were the Republicans?

Since "Who's The Fairest of Them All?" was published in October, there was little chance that it would affect this year's election. But this little gem of a book exposes,...