Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders’ Immoral Economy?

As I was reading last Sunday’s front page cover of the Torrance, CA, The Daily Breeze, I found the same anti-capitalist canard which has propelled demagogues and statists from generation to generation.
“A call for a moral economy” blazed the headline, with Bernie Sanders leading in front of a podium, with “A Future to Believe In” posted across the front.

The crowds in front and back were waving the same sign.  “Hope and Change” did not turn out for these voters, and that’s why they have surrounded

More government creates more inequity. More intervention by the state creates more inequality

Bernie Sanders who thinks that the current state of the economy is “immoral.”
Individuals are working a forty-hour weeks, and they cannot live on that salary.

This indictment just as equally applies to corporations, both their easy subsidies and welfare bailouts.
If men and women will not work, then they should not eat.
Problem solved.
What does Sanders propose?
Socialism, or legalized theft writ large.
Its consequences are destructive.
Yet, today, we have a nation filled with spoiled miscreants who have been taught envy and grievance as a way of life.
San Pedro, California, is a heavily influenced union town.
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Labor unions have crystallized unfairness into an awesome, awful whole

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union membership swarmed the Port of Los Angeles, and they wanted everyone to see how hard they would work to make Bernie Sanders the next President of the United States (if he lives long enough to make it)
Labor unions have crystallized unfairness into an awesome, awful whole.
  • Members are forced to join. This is collectivism.
  • Members are forced to pay due. This is theft.
  • Members are forced to subsidize the dissemination of opinions which they oppose, which they find repugnant, even contradictory to their best interests. This is tyranny.
  • One key player in the rigged economy? Labor unions.
Lo and Behold, Bernie Sanders is playing to his base.
Now let’s talk about all those big bad nasty millionaires and billionaires.
If wealthy people are buying up influence in the corridors of power to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of us, then that is indeed immoral.
But the problem is not the wealth. The problem is the influence peddling.
There is nothing wrong with being rich. Widespread poverty is just as “equal”.
Bernie Sanders wants to steal from the rich to give to the poor, or more importantly the politically connected. He is no Robin Hood, since the medieval legend actually stole from the politically connected to give back to individual peasants. Robin Hood was in the business or restoration.
Bernie Sanders is in the business of rapacity.
If people want a moral economy, then we need to seek a free one.
We need to see less of the state—with its insiders—picking winners and losers. No more taxpayer-funded bailouts for Wall Street, yes, indeed.
But no bailouts for labor unions, either.
An economy based on trade and trust, not fear and force, will ensure the moral economy we all want to see.
A moral economy is the free market, where supply and demand determine winners and losers, and where losers can learn, reinvest, and become winners.
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Arthur Christopher Schaper is a teacher-turned-writer on topics both timeless and timely; political, cultural, and eternal. A life-long Southern California resident, Arthur currently lives in Torrance.

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