It’s amazing listening to the interventionist fantasies of the Presidential candidates, as if the US has a way to pay for it all. We ran dry long ago, the culprit being a gullible voting populace that bought into these fantasies. It’s cathartic, to believe that, through the alchemy of politics, we really can have something for nothing. Well, the tab has come due, and the world is tired of dollars.
There is also a macabre humor in the way that many middle-aged Trump supporters, who previously voted in the authoritarians who wrecked the country, think they’re a part of some type of “revolution” that going to Make America Great Again.
“Without principles we drift”-Hayek, from Individualism: True and False.