Saturday, May 10, 2014

The "government bad" meme

It's so easy to say that "government is bad, government is worthless, all government does is accumulate debt that it will never pay off. Martin Armstrong, an entertaining writer, is chiding the Pope for saying that some redistribution of the world's ever more concentrated wealth to the poor is called for. Armstrong says "even God is not on the Pope's side," citing the commandment not to covet thy neighbor's wealth. This is a biased use of citation to say the least.

It takes a rare strain of delusion to think that government is going away in this world. The libertarians are de facto shills for the status quo, no matter how much they say they'd like to tear it all down.

We still seem to be heading toward total dysfunctionality.

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