What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a difference? What if no matter how you vote, the elites get to have it their way?Andrew Napolitano in What if Democracy is Bunk?
Back in the time of the Great Depression, millions of Americans were still not completely caught up in the money economy. Many still lived on the land. They kept pigs and chickens. They tended their own gardens and “put up” their own canned goods. They cut their own wood to heat their houses. They pumped water from their own wells. Many still made their own clothes. When the Depression came, they could hunker down and wait it out.Bill Bonner on Where to Wait.
Today, the average household can’t wait 10 years for de-leveraging to do its work. Heck, it can’t even wait 2 months. Both parents work. They’ve got two cars. And two mortgages. Money in; money out. 24/7... No garden. No firewood. No chickens. No time to wait. No time to sit still. Just bills...bills...bills... They’ve got to work...they’ve got to earn money...they’ve got to spend...
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.CS Lewis