Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Libertarian vision of America

Excellent article. A small excerpt from it follows on the vision they've been working to create for decades. And are succeeding, if we but look at current Repugnantan policies.

"Tyler Cowen, the economist who co-presides with Charles Koch over the cause's academic base camp [...] has spelled that out. You might want to sit down to hear what he envisions for the rest of us. He has written that with the 'rewriting of the social contract' underway, people will be 'expected to fend for themselves much more than they do now.' While some will flourish, he admits, 'others will fall by the wayside.' Since 'worthy individuals' will manage to climb their way out of poverty, 'that will make it easier to ignore those who are left behind.' And Cowen didn't stop there. 'We will cut Medicaid for the poor,' he predicted. Further, 'the fiscal shortfall will come out of real wages as various cost burdens are shifted to workers' from employers and a government that does less. To 'compensate,' this chaired professor in the nation's second-wealthiest county advises, 'people who have had their government benefits cut or pared back' should pack up and move to lower-cost, poor public service states like Texas."

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