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Yes, Atlas Will “Shrug,” Eventually

Nick Danger Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 1:00 PM
The key point is that French citizens have been "left in such economic ignorance for years." A quick perusal of the comment sections at Politico or the Washington Post demonstrates that the same thing has happened in the U.S.: a huge fraction of the voters have no idea how a free economy works. In fact they consider anything not run by government to be some sort of criminal enterprise. And so, just like in France, voters here will see to it that the country goes bankrupt and we end up with riots in the streets just like Greece has. Too many people just don't get it that resources are not infinite, and that they can't just keep voting themselves ever-greater benefits, forever. Even if Obama loses this election, bankruptcy is inevitable.
George257 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 1:06 PM
There are many people who simply do not understand that governments do not have money of their own. They only have what they can take from those who earned it. They therefore consider it legitimate to take from the state, as they think it harms nobody.

The sheer scale of the ignorance is breathtaking.
Grant75 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 1:46 PM
Blame it on government education . . . . which is, literally, “government” education not “free market” education.

“People call this the ‘new normal.’ Let me assure you there is nothing normal about this at all. It’s the new ‘abnormal,’ and it won’t last, because as free people we won’t stand for it…”

With those remarks, business magnate and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes drew thunderous applause from his audience last Wednesday. Headlining the “Power Up!” business and motivational seminar with Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, and Indian-born Zig Ziglar protégé Krish Dhanam, Mr. Forbes was speaking before a crowd of ten thousand at the Idaho Center indoor sporting complex.

Forbes had just finished explaining why a...