Conservatives do not believe in equal opportunity. That is why they quickly change the conversation.
Sometimes they translate “equal opportunity” into “racial bias”. Frequently, they translate it into “equal outcomes”. Neither is true, but they do support conservative propaganda.
Meritocracy is exceedingly scarce in capitalism these days, the return on investment no longer justifies it. Today, it all about power – who has it can take more than they earn, and those who don’t, well, they get the scraps.
“Take what you can. Give nothing back.”
I recently dared to claim that “a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work” was a fundamental part of capitalism – only to get lectured that it is not. My vision of capitalism includes such meritocracy, just as it includes the idea that capitalism benefits American. I stand corrected.
Capitalism, like any other system, has its limitations. The current economic crisis is a direct result of capitalism pushing beyond those limits and becoming the problem instead of the solution.
Capitalism is, in effect, a broken model.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Once again, Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, is looking at the future of his state through the eyes of a gambler. Last time, it was the gaming industry. I guess his plans for building up a tourism economy do not include access to the NYC market. This is an aspect of killing the tunnel that Mr. Krugman did not mention in his article.
He was right to criticize it as thwarting economic stimulus and recovery.
Republicans do not like to pay for anything, no matter how useful. If it had been up to them, we would never have become a world power.
NYT,Paul Krugman: The End of the Tunnel
- Paul Krugman Goes To War With Chris Christie Over Planned Tunnel To New York (businessinsider.com)
- Hooray!! Christie kills the Hudson train tunnel (faustasblog.com)
- Democratic chairman files request for documents related to Gov. Christie’s decision to end ARC tunnel (nj.com)
- Gutsy governor gambles with jobs (cnn.com)
- Frantic behind-the-scenes dealings could resuscitate Hudson River tunnel project (nj.com)