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The Upside of the Downside

Milt37 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 4:29 PM
As usual, Jonah makes an excellent point. Ever since the founding of our great country, we've had even our Founding Fathers warning about it's impending doom. It hasn't happened yet, so to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, I say, "told you so." Actually, they told us so, when they created the greatest system known to mankind. Every generation seems to think the end is just around the corner, but it's never happened. Does Obama scare me a little? Yes. Did the hippies in the sixties scare me a little? Yes. Is America still here? Yes. It may get scary at times, especially for those who focus on one little topic. But I believe America is still great. With enough people who wont sit still, when push comes to shove, to do the...

One of my heroes, Irving Kristol, used to say that there's nothing wrong with the country a bad recession couldn't fix.

Kristol (father of the more famous Bill, by the way) wasn't hoping for a recession, he was merely making the point that so many of the problems with our culture, both popular and political, were the sorts of challenges that come with affluence.

Wealth makes it easier to abandon the old customs, rituals and habits of the heart that generated the wealth in the first place.

For instance, I always love reading about irresolute rich families that...