David Brooks Speaks The Truth!

This goes beyond stopped clock into “Man Bites Dog” territory.

Midlife Crisis Economics

By DAVID BROOKS, The New York Times

Published: December 26, 2011

The United States spends far more on education than any other nation, with paltry results. It spends far more on health care, again, with paltry results. It spends so much on poverty programs that if we just took that money and handed poor people checks, we would virtually eliminate poverty overnight.

So, uhh…, why don’t we do that?

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    • banger on December 29, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Anyway, as someone who has kept his eyes open and seen how things work on all levels of society I can say why things are this way. There’s money and people want it and they will knock you over the head or flim-flam you for it. If they stand outside your store and warn you about vandalism and they ask for money you pay them the money. If you want health-care and they want their cut you gotta do it because they have the muscle. Everyone involved in our major institutions has muscle and that muscle enforces certain requirements that keep the status quo very quo.  

  1. ripping limbs…from limbs?

    Yer a funny man.

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