From Pine View Farm

Stray Thought 1

There is a sad, delicious irony in watching Republican economic theory and practices push the nation towards state ownership of the means of production.


1 comment

  1. Opie

    October 14, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Especially when you consider that the major difference between American liberals and European socialism is that the American left has never really wanted to control the means of production. They’ve entertained this fantasy in which the private sector runs the production side and gladly, even patriotically, hands the government whatever share of the profits the government wants, and if the government wants more, the private sector just cheerfully works a little harder. (When liberals say all they want is for me to pay my “fair share,” I’ve never doubted who gets to define “fair.”) I think the European attitude of “if we want the money we’re going to have to work at the production too” is, though equally greedy, at least more realistic.