Saturday, March 26, 2011
I Can't Be a Socialist
The socialists/liberals/progressives (or whatever they call themselves these days) are right to be upset about the unfairness and lopsided distribution of wealth they see in America. Their politics, though, is based on the false premise that capitalism has failed and needs to be replaced. Capitalism hasn't failed in America for the simple reason that we don't have capitalism in America. Sure, the little guy is free to succeed or fail on his own. At the top, though, what we have is just good, old-fashioned cronyism. I can't be a socialist, though, because the solution the socialists offer is to replace one set of cronies with a different set of cronies.