Sunday, August 3, 2014
The rest of us.
The one thing that is rarely mentioned in the conversation of Murican Big Gubment versus the super natural force of efficiency inside of Adam Smith's invisible hand is this. The government that is wasteful, or bad, or inefficient, or just terrible is all of us. It is us that is all of these things, it is our country persons that are all of these things, divided among a rigid class system that has done an amazing job (with the glaring help of so-called free enterprise) of separating the haves from the have-nots and turning the middle against each other. We are a nation with intrinsic responsibilities to each other to act within the ideals that once made the U.S. a prosperous society. There is one silver of the population (whom work both inside and outside of the public sphere) trying to shirk this responsibility while draining every coffer, then there's the ditto-head demographic all tuned up, ready for the race to the bottom. Then there is the rest of us. What are we going to do? How will we shrug off the hang over of forty years of trickle down economics?