Milton Lost - Can We Regain Paradise?

Posted on Tuesday, November 21 at 13:56 by Diogenes
Note that Ms. George de Mille penned her observations before the patron saint of the "have mores" established residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In less than three decades, a Friedman-inspired Reagan and his successors made astounding gains for the "very powerful" de Mille described. Reagan wielded the scalpel that emasculated organized labor and convinced America that "regulation" is a four letter word. George H.W. Bush further crippled unions and condemned many poor Mexicans to corporate exploitation through his relentless efforts to make NAFTA a reality. Convincing the multitude of his compassion and empathy, Clinton proceeded to sign NAFTA into law and cheerfully eviscerated public assistance. Embarking on a "divine mission, George W. Bush has taken "free trade", deregulation, fiscal strangulation of social programs, enervation of We the People, and militarism to breath-taking heights. In spite of W's failure to eliminate the "Death Tax", Milton Friedman is beaming with pride as the flames of eternal damnation incinerate his corporeal shell and render his wicked soul vulnerable to the divine castigation he so richly deserves. Consider the words of Henry George, a US American economic and political thinker who advocated a balance of free markets, government regulation, and social programs: The forces of the new era have not yet had time to make status hereditary, but we may clearly see that when the industrial organization compels a thousand workmen to take service under one master, the proportion of masters to men will be but as one to a thousand, though the one may come from the ranks of the thousand. "Master"! We don't like the word. It is not American! But what is the use of objecting to the word when we have the thing? The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will. ---Henry George, 1883 http://www.rense.com/general74/paradise.htm

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