Monday, August 2, 2010

The road to serfdom

Unemployment is for the little people:

[A] large part of Congress — large enough to block any action on jobs — cares a lot about taxes on the richest 1 percent of the population, but very little about the plight of Americans who can’t find work.
If the American polity were the least bit rational, the unemployed would be marching with pitchforks against their vassals. Krugman says:
[W]hile Americans are indeed angry, their anger is unfocused.
Paul is wrong about this. The anger of Americans is focused. It's just focused on the wrong people.

The right answers - sufficient stimulus, direct jobs programs, help for people who are not already millionaires - are almost all liberal answers, and no one in the White House is willing to even make the case against the rigid NO of Republicans and the tepid, captious no of Blue Dawg Democrats.

This is not going to end well.

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