kodak2004: (Default)
[personal profile] kodak2004
Lenin reportedly said, “The best way to destroy the capitalist system [is] to debauch the currency.” If by “capitalist system”* we mean only what Adam Smith called “the obvious and simple system of natural liberty,” we could improve on the quote: the best way to destroy it is to debauch the currency of thought and communication, language. Orwell of course understood this well and made it the centerpiece of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
..
Consider Jimmy Kimmel‘s appeal for “free” medical care. No decent person can help feeling sympathy for Kimmel and his ill child. But emotion should not cloud our judgment. When he says that no one should be denied medical care because he or she can’t afford it, he means that other people ought to be forced to pay for those services whenever the need is thought — by whom? — great enough. Why not say that openly?

http://reason.com/archives/2017/05/14/base-rhetoric-of-taxation-talk
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

kodak2004: (Default)
kodak2004

July 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
234567 8
910 11 12131415
161718 19202122
23242526272829
3031     

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 20th, 2017 12:40 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios