Cause of the Decline
Thomas Sowell is always a must read.
In this, as in other things, Barack Obama is not so much the cause of our decline but the culmination of it. He had many predecessors and many contemporaries who represent the same mindset and the same malaise.
Are we in a decline? I’m somewhat optimistic. I see the rise of the Tea Party as sign that we aren’t too far off the path. Yet Sowell, in his new book, Dismantling America isn’t as optimistic as I am. Maybe I’m right and he is wrong. Or maybe I’m wrong and he is right. We won’t know for sure for a while. One thing that I definitely know he is right about, that this has a been a gradual thing. Sowell rightly notes that America’s love of free markets has been taking hits for a very long time. It was only a matter of time that someone like Obama would come along.