Thursday, June 14, 2012

Socialism by Any Other Name, cont.

Still feeling a little ashamed for having taken on one of my betters, Thomas Sowell in this case.  But it had to be done.  It's kind of like coming to a point where you have to remind your father, "Hey Dad, I love you, but I'm a grown man now."

Anyway, there was one point Sowell made, a very important point, that I failed to highlight, but that is undeniable:   For socialists of whatever name, there is tremendous political utility in keeping alive the illusion of private property.  Why?
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

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