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Welfare-State Socialism

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What Motivates Liberal-Progressivism?

The Case Against Liberal Compassion


The writer probes the sentiments driving individual liberal-progessives’ knee-jerk reactions. 

In politics, however, sentiments are less admirable (if we can consider blind adherence to liberal-progressivism admirable at all).  Politicians supporting the welfare state, on both sides of the political aisle, are merely purchasing votes or rewarding financial supporters.  Politicians who support the welfare state for any other reason are either incompetent or engaging in self-delusion.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Is Less Affordable

Now There Can Be No Doubt: Obamacare Has Increased Non-Group Premiums In Nearly All States


The National Bureau of Economic Research, created in the 1930s to churn out statistics supporting New Deal socialism, demonstrates that the administration is yet again misleading the public.

The message is loud and clear: socialism does not cut costs or increase efficiency; it merely steals from producers and uses the proceeds to buy votes.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Too Much Money, Too Little Growth

Steve Forbes provides a timely summation:

Money Is Not Wealth—But It Helps Create Wealth

Quote:

“Money measures wealth; it is not wealth itself. It is a claim on products and services that people have created. That’s why counterfeiting is illegal; it’s thievery. But when government does this, it’s called quantitative easing, or stimulus.”

Friday, October 03, 2014

Authentic Liberal-Progressivism

New York City, the nation’s largest, overwhelmingly socialistic city, shows the way.  It’s all about class warfare.


Strange Bedfellows Make Strange Politics

Friday, September 05, 2014

Only The Socialist Government Knows What’s Good For You

What you want is not worth consideration.  Let Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid tell you what you should want and what they intend to make you swallow.

Robert Curry brought this article to my attention:

‘To Hell With the Constitution!’


See also Spiritual Representation In The Modern World   

My book, The Liberal Jihad: The Hundred Year War Against The Constitution, explains what corrupted the original ethos that was the foundation of the Constitution.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Racism, The All-Purpose Excuse

Liberal-progressive social policies have allowed too many blacks to avoid reality and to continue self-destructive cultural patterns.  Liberal-progressivism has worked assiduously to wipe out the spirit of individualism and self-reliance that was this nation’s founding ethos.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Walking Backwards

Liberals confusing cause and effect

Liberal-progressivism, a caste of mind that fancies itself to be scientific, produces a collection of upside down, backward prescriptions for social harmony and economic perfection.  In reality liberal-progressive “thinkers” display all the subtlety and attention to reality of someone assembling a pre-cut jigsaw puzzle and calling it artistic creation.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Critique Of The Fed’s Economic Theory

In two articles, economist Robert Higgs explains why macroeconomic, Keynesian theories, after more than four years, have failed to produced promised results.

Is Macroeconomics Really Economics?


Recession and Recovery
Six Fundamental Errors of the Current Orthodoxy

To read the article, scroll down below the introductory pitch for the Independent Review.

Big Brother’s Big Sister

Orwell’s totalitarian Big Brother would cheer for Elizabeth Warren’s procrustean liberal-progressive-socialist political state.

The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Obama, Obama Quite Contrary How Does Your Garden Grow?

President Reagan was right.  The government is the problem.

Obama’s Command Economy—Incompetent at Every Level