More Americans Got Disability than Got Jobs

I just got back from lunch, and am 95% sure Thomas Sowell was in the booth next to me.  So it’s official: I’m an economists groupie.  But he’s such an awesome economist, it’s hard not to be in awe of him.

And speaking of economics, according to the job reports, 80,000 jobs were added in June, while 85,000 Americans went on disability.

Suspicious much?

We are the welfare state we’ve feared.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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One Response to More Americans Got Disability than Got Jobs

  1. Dapper Dan says:

    Oh man!! You sat near Thomas Sowell? I SO would have gone over to bug him just to shake his hand. I don’t think there is another political author that has challenged and shaped my thinking as much as him. He is true genius.

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