"People complain that the word 'socialist' is being inappropriately used to demonize attempts at restoring economic growth. That may be true in many cases, but how is the label not valid here? Government officials are making decisions about how to direct the means of production. And they are doing so without prior authorization or agreement and with the goal of sustaining employment in undproductive pursuits. What else would you call it? Some days it seems like the only things missing from this picture of collectivism are the the guns pointed at the citizens and the widespread starvation. But I suppose we are still at the beginning of this process."
Friday, April 17, 2009
Capital Gains and Games: