GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:                                 

Education: New public school programs mandate teaching far left programs (Report)

The climate: Environmentalist policies now freezing Texans? (Report)

More climate: Rolling blackouts from Midwest natural gas shortage? (Report)

The pandemic: 70% of Israelis vaccinated, daily case count still unchanged? (Report)

The U.S. economy: Food inflation deepens (Report)

Dorruption: Law firm hired to investigate Lincoln Project includes several of its donors? (Report)

Police surveillance” Florida woman’s late night police visit over Facebook post (Report)

The Capital riot: A noted liberal reporter fact checks the event, smirching the New York Times (Report)

The internet: Net inventor warns : New Australia law will render net unworkable (Report)

Politics are seeping into daily life and ruining everything (Article)

 Government: Shop owner fired into air, thwarted mugging; was arrested by Oakland police (Report)

Education: Standardized college admissions testing losing favor (Report)

Texas: Power outage followed by astronomical power bills (Report)

 Corruption: Biden brings back denial of banking to conservatives? (Report)

Maryland: First state to tax internet website advertising? (Report)

U.S. Education: An increasingly poor thing crumbling further under politicized racism (Article)

The world economy: Next up: Global depression (Article) (Recommended)

Pandemic aid: Sets new fraud records (Report)

Texas: Biden Admin. Blocked requested use of non-green energy sources as storm cane? (Report)

Chicago: 4 dead, 10 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was arrested shopping (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL: Why capitalism is unsatisfactory and socialism is a delusion

                                While capitalism has remained far more productive than any other large scale human organization, it does not provide contentment. It is necessarily unsatisfactory for humans because human behavior is unsatisfactory, providing the need for government. The instability and inequality observed in capitalism are inherent in human behavior; the productivity of capitalism, like everything else in the universe, is not free. To beat its output however, will require altering innate human behavior and tinkering with human DNA at this stage is not recommended, though given human behavior, that will not stop everyone. For now, consider the lives of our primitive ancestors and be satisfied …

                Socialism requires a drastic change in human behavior and so must be imposed by government. Once imposed, continuation of the altered behavior must be compelled. Existing human behavior under such a regiment guarantees unhappiness. That discourages productivity and initiates poverty for all but the governors. Socialism is a scam for selling totalitarianism.                 In short, while capitalism does not provide happiness, it is even less available from government.  

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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12 Responses to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. Rawclyde! says:

    Doesn’t socialism provide a safety net under brutish capitalism? At least here in the United States? Like public libraries, social security, and our outstanding post office?

    • Eleanor curtis says:

      Well, I believe that the dictionary defines socialism as a government takeover of private property rather than as provision of specific government services. And the quality, cost and attendant corruption that come with government services can lead to debate over calling them a “safety net”. But I suppose that politicians will provide whatever they think will buy the peoples’ submission … using the peoples’ money to do it.

      • Rawclyde! says:

        Oh oh ~ looks like the U.S. post office is going to take over UPS and Fed-ex. Or, due to your wise political counsel, am I becoming delusional?

      • Eleanor curtis says:

        Aren’t we all delusional to some degree?  And don’t today’s governments, when growing large enough, take over most everything … and call it socialism?  And then fail like the Soviets and Venezuela or hand back chunks of the economy, like China? Perhaps no form of government is sustainable, though those that build upon human behavior rather than trying to suppress it may be the most fun to inhabit …

  2. Rawclyde! says:

    You may have something there ~ a government that builds on human behavior rather than suppressing it. That looks like a real cornerstone with which to begin. Makes me want to dig into the writings of our founding fathers.

    • Eleanor curtis says:

      Have to wonder how long before reading the Founders will be declared out of bounds?

      • Rawclyde! says:

        My question: how many citizens read them now? Go to Amazon. Pick one out. Read the writings of a founding father now. Enough folks read them now, I guarantee they’ll never be declared out of bounds here in the U.S.

      • Eleanor curtis says:

        Hopefully never … but Washington’s and Lincoln’s statues aren’t doing too well currently …

  3. Rawclyde! says:

    Oh no, are they buried in snow? I’m sure they’ll feel better when spring arrives, which is jus’ around the corner…

  4. con says:

    Again a better set of articles than in the Daily Mail yesterday with its regular see if you can find any news game. Particularly good the article on political blight.

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