Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tweets on My Political and Economic Views

These tweets summarize my political and economic views:

Ever wonder whether the other side might be right? Worth considering.

The large conversion of full-time benefited jobs to gigs occurs largely because government mandates have made it cost-prohibitive to hire an American.

Can there ever be enough jobs for America's 250 million, 1/2 with IQ of under 100? That’s unlikely in an information-based, global economy.

Half the U.S. isn't working or working at a lower-level than they could. And millions more dislike their job. I see revolution possible.

Ironic that we derive our views on how to improve the world mainly from two groups that have opted out of the real world: professors and journalists.

Ever more news commentators are not experts but entertainers.

It is dangerous to read only current thought. It's too reflective of today’s zeitgeist, e.g redistribution vs merit.

It’s remarkable that with so many lenses through which to view the world, colleges and the media so focus on just the Marxist three: race, class, and gender

Social scientists tend to be more activist than scientist. Wrapping ideology in statistics doesn't make social "science" science.

Why is democracy the sacred cow when the majority in the U.S. read below 8th grade level, don't know government’s three branches, and believe in angels?

Government can't claim to care about the poor when it creates lotteries and casinos that prey mainly on the poor, who can least afford loss.

It’s jingoistic that politicians sing "Buy American!" The foreign worker who “takes" a U.S. job improves his life more than the American loses.

Seeing an individual’s pain causes irrational policy decisions as well as personal ones.

I've just had yet another client who won't look for work until all the unemployment checks run out. Is that what our tax dollars should be for?

An article in TIME: “Debt is growing at four times the rate reported by government. We are already bankrupt."

Laws, policies, and practices that further equality over merit are short-term feel-goods and long-term stabs into society.

I fear we’ll keep trying to make everything equal until everyone has nothing.

We continue to ignore the devastating drop in boys' achievement and well-being, an unfair double-standard.

If girls are “underrepresented” in STEM—massive redress. But men die 5 years younger and there’s much more money for women’s health. Huge double-standard.

The double standard: If a statement favors redistribution, it gets praised. If favoring meritocracy, it's usually censored and/or censured.

We are in a censorious era: Say or write something politically incorrect and you're censured or fired, McCarthyism from the Left, and far more pervasive. Not all wisdom lives left of center.

I read synopses of the 50 top-rated movies for adults & kids. Nearly all push redistribution to Have-Nots. In reality, most Haves earned it.

Our resources have been so heavily reallocated to the intractable: inequality and climate change. The unbiased science indicates that the money and effort could be more wisely spent.

Every medic knows that limited resources do the most good when spent not on the sickest but on those with the greatest potential to profit.

Not withstanding Temp Trump, whom I don’t believe will finish his term, we're becoming an autocratically intolerant Leftist idiocracy.

We are in a leftward era. So to avoid more wasted effort, conservatives and libertarians today should  reallocate time to activities that will encounter weaker headwinds.

Society's having replaced merit with redistributive priorities has led me to spend most discretionary time on classical music, growing flowers, etc.

HERE is a YouTube of me reading these aloud.

1 comment:

Richard said...

If you think we're becoming an autocratically leftist nation, I encourage you to leave the Left Coast for a few years and move to Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, or Nashville. Better yet, move to Frisco (outside of Dallas), Katy (outside of Houston), or some other exurb. I grew up in a right-wing family. Many of my relatives back in the 70s and 80s would have a gun in the house, but it wasn't discussed much. Today, these same relatives and their grown children have a cache of weapons that would make the Branch Davidians blush. They are obsessed with their guns and dream of the day they can start unloading on "liberals."