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The Wall Steet Journal has done a great job over the years advocating free markets and a relatively good job calling for fiscal responsibility. However, I don’t remember the editorial board telling the truth about both Social Security and Medicare—the federal government’s two multi trillion-dollar Ponzi schemes.
Most Americans would undoubtedly deny that the “third rails” of American politics would in fact be outlawed if a private investment company offered these programs to them. This reveals the cognitive dissonance about the two greatest frauds in American history.
The solution is a humane phase out of both programs so all American adults become financially independent in retirement. See my post,
. This is the next theme of my nationwide media tour. The American people would be better off controlling their savings they would need for retirement. One of the many benefits would be lower medical care costs for all. It is counterintuitive but direct payment for medical care would lower prices. Guaranteed.
A few days ago, Tucker Carlson revealed the responses of announced GOP presidential candidates and prospective candidates to his inquiry about their position on Ukraine. Gov. DeSantis basically gave the noninterventionist response. The Ukraine conflict is a territorial dispute and not vital to America’s security, thus in effect echoing Trump’s views on the subject.
This was too much for the WSJ in an editorial, “Ron DeSantis’s First Big Mistake.”
When I read the editorial, it confirmed once again that so-called conservatives who claim to be for “limited government” are full of it. War is the health of the state.
War is the antithesis of free enterprise and limited government. The fact that the WSJ put peace in quotes speaks volumes of their world view, namely, the military-industrial complex, the neocons, and the rest of the warmongers in Congress should oversee foreign policy. The warmongers must be called out mercilessly, and we need to defeat anyone who is up for reelection 2024, including the cognitively challenged Joe Biden if he runs for reelection. I don’t think he will be the Democratic nominee. Hillary is chomping at the bit to run.
The bottom line, GOP primary voters should support the best peace candidate and say nyet to Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, or any other neocon presidential candidate in the Republican party.
Peace is the primary issue for 2024. Do the American people want Biden or any other president want to ignite a global catastrophe over Ukraine?
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Murray Sabrin, PhD, is emeritus professor of finance, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Dr. Sabrin is considered a “public intellectual” for writing about the economy in scholarly and popular publications. His new book, The Finance of Health Care: Wellness and Innovative Approaches to Employee Medical Insurance (Business Expert Press, Oct. 24, 2022), and his other BEP publication, Navigating the Boom/Bust Cycle: An Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide (October 2021), provides decision makers with tools needed to help manage their businesses during the business cycle. Sabrin’s autobiography, From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story, was published in November, 2022.