WE all know that any ruling class is bound to commit injustice, because as a well-known philosopher said: there is no such thing as justice, only injustice. And who are the people empowered to commit injustice? You got it.
So it stands to reason that the ruling class in the West of the last 100 years and more, the educated class, will have committed injustice, most likely in the implementation of its own vision of justice with the help of government fore. 'Twas ever thus.
Previously I have discussed, starting here, its injustice committed with respect to socialism, big government, the war on the middle class, the war on religion, education, welfare, government pensions, and housing. Now let's look at:
The Homeless. The homeless began as an issue during the Reagan administration, no doubt as a way for liberals to do Activism. It was only to be expected that, in the aftermath of the cruel Reagan budget cuts -- courtesy of Budget Director David Stockman -- that there should be a tragic consequence. That consequence was "the homeless."
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?