The Day After

Is western civilization over?  Are we on that downhill slide, where the takers outnumber the makers?


But I keep thinking about the 1930s.  The Great Depression lasted for ten years and Americans re-elected FDR twice.  They didn’t look at the increased taxes and regulation that he’d implemented and blame him for the extended economic catastrophe.  He had some sort of charisma going for him and they stuck with the devil they knew.

And we got out of it.  The world economy turned and America grew beyond it.  Conservatism came roaring back, took a body blow in the late 60s, and then we had the Reagan resurgence leading to the golden 80s and the darn good 90s.

So buck up!


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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