“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair wasn’t right about much. He was a socialist, after all. But he was right about that.
To be fair though, Sinclair was a socialist back before the expansion of the welfare state ate the future of the West. Before Big Sister put us all under her neurotic thumb. Back then, the Leviathan state which steals your wealth and hands it to slobs and grabblers was just a harmless-looking little baby dragon that promised a utopia of perfect equality. Before income tax and central banking were established to feed the beast.… Read the rest