Why not? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/opinion/sunday/why-not-utopia.html I think it’s because the police state required to enforce utopianism negates the egalitarian utopian qualities of whatever you end up with. Quite the paradox. Ya know, righties have anxiety about society’s leftward drift while lefties pine for it…. I think the truth is, with the stable reproductive demographics of modernity here, the manpower required to enforce a tax code and sharing economy of the lefts dreams never materializes.
Related: I reject the premise: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/22/to-move-beyond-boom-and-bust-need-new-theory-capitalism Not being thoroughly academic about it, I just look at it like capitalism is the private title of the means of production and broad freedom to engage in commerce. But the subtext of this article and many like it since 2008 is that we need an economic method not subject to booms and busts. It’s not obvious to me why that’s a valid premise, capitalism is not disqualified by the presence / existence of booms and busts. Booms and busts, ie “cycles” exist outside of capitalism. Nor does it stand that “Lehman” or “AIG” are shorthand for capitalisms failure. You had a securitized market for mortgage notes, and it was grossly distorted by the government’s participation. Some people could discern this and bought bond insurance from … Lehman and AIG. . Hayekian knowledge thing, on both ends. Those securitized pools underperforming when people default is not a defect of capitalism. People buying bond insurance is not a defect of capitalism. Lehman and AIGs inability to pay during a deep downturn is not a defect of capitalism.
Government is just the things we do together and if you don’t like it you should just go live in Somalia chortle chortle…: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/03/23/union-that-fought-sunday-beer-growler-sales-lifts-objection/ See, thing is I’m sure if this union didn’t have the power to torpedo Sunday growler sales, income inequality in this state would be that much worse…. Thing at the end catches my eye. What’s the purpose of a “barrel limit” that necessitates reporting that figure to some bureau to distinguish between large and small brewers?
I don’t know why I am not to believe this… http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/03/23/dont-believe-obamas-faux-outrage-at-netanyahu/