YESTERDAY we listed four instances of the cruel domination of leftist hegemony in Socialism, in Big Government, the War on Middle-Class Culture, and the War on Religion. But how much can you get through in a single blog post? So let us continue with:
Education. The notion of child education -- extending now into young adulthood -- is so universally accepted and celebrated that you wonder what humans did before universal childhood education paid for by taxes. Clearly, the whole point of education is for adults to get a hold of children's minds. That is what is behind the alleged Jesuit claim: "Give me the child for the first seven years and I will give you the man."
Charles Dickens famously represented the schools of his age as vile prisons of mental torture and physical abuse, for which the solution was... what, exactly?
The father of the "common school" in the United States, Horace Mann, predicted in the 1830s that the government school would reduce crime by 90 percent.
Well, we know how that worked out. In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting in Florida we discovered that, in order to reduce crime statistics, police and education bureaucrats determined, as recommended by the Obama administration, not to put criminal-suspect children into the criminal justice system. And then one day a kid shot up the school. Way to go, bureaucrats!
Weekly opeds starting in late 2003.
Blog and book. What should America be like in the life after liberalism when civil society replaces the administrative welfare state?
Blog and book. People get into the middle class with the cultural capital of religion, mutual aid, education, and law.
Yearnings for a wiser ruler.
Numbers, charts, analysis of government spending in the US. You can make your own spending charts and download spending data.
Numbers, charts, analysis of government revenue in the US. You can make your own revenue charts and download tax data.
Numbers, charts, analysis of government debt in the US. You can make your own charts of debt over the years and download data.
Take a course in government spending. It’s free!
Numbers, charts, analysis of public spending in the UK. You can make your own spending charts and download spending data.
Numbers, charts, analysis of public revenue in the UK. You can make your own revenue charts and download revenue data.
Results of United States presidential elections.
Results of United States House and Senate midterm elections.
What went wrong in the nightmare of the Great Depression? For ten long years, American was stuck on stupid.
We all know about TARP at $700 billion and change. But did you know that the total financial bailout of 2008, in spending and guarantees, amounted to over $20 trillion?