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The factors which made success possible have been left
behind. How does the Protestant work ethic survive in a state where very few buy into religious belief? It doesn't. Ditto for other factors.
The real world ultimately breaks through.
Socialism doesn't work, neither does Communism and
the U.S. will take the same well-trod path to stagnation as Sweden. That's especially true if it doesn't rein its growth in entitlement spending, bureaucracy and regulations.
What to do, what to do?
Elect small government conservatives to office
I didn't know those two words went together.
(NT) Sounds like an oxymoron :)
Elect small government conservatives to office?
Could you please tell me where some may be found, Evie?
I know that there are some scattered around in various places, but apparently not enough to reverse America's transformation into a socialist leviathan state. I submit our ballooning spending and deficits as well as the continued expansion of government regulatory authority - all this under nominal ''conservative'' control of both houses of Congress and the White House - as ample evidence that the principles of conservatism were long ago discarded by the party that I discarded not too long ago.
As an independent conservative, I am subject to taxation without representation, and only slightly mollified by the knowledge governmrnt in the hands of the overt socialists in the Democrat Party would be worse than government by RINO.
I'm waiting for a true conservative party, and suspect that I'll have a long wait.
It starts with the courts and getting the Liberal agenda out
of the government schools so they can educate, not indoctrinate
This person thinks the US
onley if your countrys around
your apeasement policies leave some doubt in my mind
And if they don't get the admin THEY want, what happens?
who is mr norberg?
'liberal values' = oxymoron?
from the cato institute:
A young writer from Sweden, who started on the anarchist left and then came to understand the world better. Johan Norberg has traveled to Vietnam, Africa, and other hot spots in the battle over globalization. And he has become a passionate defender of the globalization that is lifting poor countries out of poverty.
In Defense of Global Capitalism is the first book to rebut, systematically and thoroughly, the claims of the anti-globalization movement. With facts, statistics, and graphs, Norberg shows why capitalism is in the process of creating a better world. The book is written in a conversational style with an emphasis on liberal values and the opportunities and freedom that globalization brings to the world?s poor.
interview with mr norberg here:
Stories and People
Poor Man?s Hero: Part I
Part One of a two part interview:
Controversial writer Johan Norberg champions globalization as the best hope for the developing world.
My hero ;-)
Poor Man's Hero
In the early 1990s, as part of a libertarian group called the Freedom Front, Norberg helped to organize speakeasies that illegally sold liquor to protest Sweden?s restrictive licensing laws. After the group grew to 30,000 members -- and after more than a dozen raids by the police -- Swedish politicians realized they couldn?t contain what was becoming a broad-based social movement. Instead, they liberalized their laws, allowing drinking establishments to maintain longer hours. "That?s my biggest political success to date," jokes Norberg.
I knew you would like him
he is a rebel with a cause.