A nation’s choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as “guns versus butter.” But understanding the choices of many nations’ political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on military defense.
There was a time, within living memory, when achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as inspiration for imitation of the same qualities that served these achievers well, even if we were not in the same field of endeavor and were not expecting to achieve on the same scale.
Inflation is a quiet lie, by which a government can keep its promises on paper.
Bell even said that he took it as his mission to say things to annoy white people.
Time was never on our side.
The problems they created so discredited Progressives that they started calling themselves “liberals.”
We have to play the hand we were dealt.