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Weekly Words of Wisdom… December 16, 2005, 8:53 am

Posted by quintapalus in People Smarter Than Me.
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…and common sense from Victor David Hanson. Here’s a snippet:

For some time, a large number of Americans have lived in an alternate universe where everything is supposedly going to hell. If you get up in the morning to read the New York Times or Washington Post, watch John Murtha or Howard Dean on the morning talk shows, listen to National Public Radio at noon, and go to bed reading Newsweek it surely seems that the administration is incommunicado (cf. “the bubble?), the war is lost (“unwinnable?), the Great Depression is back (“jobless recovery?), and America about as popular as Nazi Germany abroad (“alone and isolated?).

But in the real adult world, the economy is red-hot, not mired in joblessness or relegating millions to poverty. Unemployment is low, so are interest rates. Growth is high, as is consumer spending and confidence. Our Katrina was hardly as lethal as the Tsunami or Pakistani earthquake. Thousands of Arabs are not rioting in Dearborn. American elderly don’t roast and die in the thousands in their apartments as was true in France. Nor do American cities, like some in Chinese, lose their entire water supply to a toxic spill. Americans did not just vote to reject their own Constitution as in some European countries.

Surely you don’t need me to tell you to read it all? No of course not, that would be downright silly.

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