Debbie, Debbie, Debbie…
Debbie, Debbie, Debbie…
I find absurdity highly entertaining.
“Socialism with Chinese characteristics” = Chinese fascism
“American capitalism” = American fascism
“Post-Communism in Russia” = Russian fascism
“Scandinavian Third Way” = Scandinavian fascism
“Italian fascism” = Italian fascism
“German fascism” = German fascism
“European corporatism” = European fascism
Are you starting to see a pattern?
Many people continue to perceive the presence or impending advent of socialism here, there, and everywhere.
I mean it’s only 6 years late. But at least someone over there is getting part of a clue on how crony Obamacare is. Of course Politico thinks the government isn’t doing enough. (These folks it seems will NEVER learn.)
And the thing to keep in mind is that “tax breaks” don’t cost the taxpayer anything. They can be crony. They can be unfair. But “tax breaks” don’t COST anything. It just means that a taxpayer gets to keep his/her/its money that he/she/it earned.
Dining (of all sorts) has to be the most free market/free price business there is. Competition, innovation, hard work. All things on which socialists aren’t terribly keen.
This is good news. One of the ways the government deprives people of making a living is by instituting unnecessary licensing restrictions that are usually pushed by vested interests. No one should have to have a license to braid hair to to shine shoes. Brain surgery – perhaps. Lemonade stand? No.
You can make your case for an artificially high minimum wage all you want here. We have and will continue to tolerate such “arguments.”
We understand why you want a minimum wage that is above the real wage for unskilled labor to work. We get it. The world is hard. More money to the poor would be more “just.” And so on and so on.
The thing is government can’t just declare something to be.
Hit the road Nicolas.
This is a shocker.
In Germany, like in the USA, there is an official narrative handed down from the wonks running the government, which is then repeated as truth by those in the media who have partnered with the government and want to get invited to the right cocktail parties.
Of course many people realize that it’s all BS, many more than in the past, but the media and the state are still very powerful and as such can pummel those who offer up an alternative analysis.
Across the world states are trying to lock down speech. China is leading the way but Europe and the US are increasingly restrictive.
Of course it’s all an effort at restricting “hate speech.” Right.
Speech is speech, and “hate speech” as defined by the state is often just something someone somewhere in the state aparatus doesn’t want to hear.
There are bureaucratic busybodies everywhere.
As a reader recently put it, “First they came for the lemonade stands…”