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"toqueville" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

04:11 min | 2 weeks ago

"toqueville" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"Trouble, but I don't make any apologies for it. I'm a union guy I support unions. Unions built the middle class. It's about time they start to get a piece of the action. Made mistake that, by the way, 85 is in effect in California has been devastating for an enormous number of small business is the fact that Joe Biden Is out there, saying that unions built the middle class. You know, you know what built the middle class of this country Employers. Employers built middle class unions without employers didn't build the middle class. And guess what? America had a thriving middle class going all the way back to Alexis de Toqueville. What made America unique is that America has too much class mobility from the very beginning. Notion that without unions the middle class wouldn't exist is just a why it is not true. Hey, unions have been on the wane in the United States since the 19 seventies, and the vast majority of people who are in the middle class became upper middle class. When you hear this myth of the middle class disappear in the United States, No. What happened is that most of the people who are in the middle class joined the upper middle class by statistics. But No real economic reality doesn't matter because it's not about economic realities about pushing an agenda. About. We don't need any of this. We had historically good economy before covered, and we had an artificial downturn because of Kobe, and now we're coming out of the artificial downturn. And on top of that, Joe Biden wants to quote unquote build back better, which means presumably that he wants to believe the restructure the American economy that had generated unprecedented wage growth for the last 50 years. And you want an economy that had produced 3.5% unemployment naturally. So he's proposing these massive tax increases. Is proposing this massive spending. He's going to raise the debt by a trillion dollars in the first six months 2021 alone. According to The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, Joe Biden is already pushing corporate tax increases. His corporate tax increase alone is more than $1.5 Trillion Over 10 years. Another 1.5 trillion, coming soon on individual incoming investment has about 300 million bucks a year, or 1.36% of GDP every year. Assuming a U. S. GDP of $22 trillion is the largest tax increase since 1968 You remember the booming economy in the 19 seventies so you can get ready for that will be fantastic by his corporate tax increase amounts to the restoration of the Obama era corporate tax burden. Only much more. So the GOP tax reform of 2017 was designed to fix a corporate tax system, those uncompetitive and convoluted Companies paid taxes in countries where they earned the income and again if they returned the money to the US trillions of dollars piled up overseas. Remember the string of corporate inversions when CEOs move their headquarters? Those inversions all but ended after 2017 because reform lowered the top corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and move the US closer to a territorial tax system where you pay tax where the income is earned. However, Biden wants to raise the corporate tax rate up to 28. But he also wants Dad. Penalties don't make inversions punitive. So if you take your company offshore, then he would try to penalize. You would impose a global minimum corporate tax of 21%. So if you earn all of your money overseas, you get penalized for basing herself in the United States. Would shoot the tax burden on US Cos. Back toward the top of the developed world list. At least nine major countries have cut their corporate tax rate since 2017, including all of the left favorite Supposedly socialistic countries like Sweden and the Netherlands. Larger Biden goal is to end global tax competition, much as it's been on state tax cutting six toe and income tax competition among the 50 states, the United States can lead the world to end the race to the bottom on corporate tax rates. Yeah, except that people are going to do that. And the reality is that if you wanna have a rich country now you lower your taxes, Then you draw the businesses there. Hilariously they bite administration is making the claim number one that this will have no impact on people at the bottom levels of the economy and number two that if you raise the corporate income tax somehow this is going to not let people flee. Here is Joe Biden, saying nobody on making under $400,000 will see a tax increase. That's just a lie. Once you raise the corporate income tax there a lot of people for the heads of corporations who feel that in the pocketbook, not everybody who owns an LLC. Learns personally more than $400,000 a year. So if you increased corporate tax rates, who do you think corporations represents? Corporations are indeed represent our legal structures that represent humans. So this is just not true. Here is Joe Biden saying an untruth but should be used to that by now. No one making under $400,000..

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"toqueville" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:07 min | 2 weeks ago

"toqueville" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Welcome back to the bench. Piero show So Joe Biden. He isn't hot to the unions because Democratic politics is very much about appeasing particular groups of people who support them. So let's listen to Joe Biden with his real agenda. So Joe Biden's actual real agenda here is to push the unions because the unions have the most openly corrupt bargain in American politics. The unions take Money from people who are not members of unions in non right to work states that then use that money to elect Democrats. Then they use those Democrats either passed more favorable union laws or in the public sector. They bargain directly with the Democrats for more lucrative contracts. It is so openly corrupt. It's astonishingly corrupt. For people who are always talking about campaign finance reform money in politics. It's so bad they never point out the union spend billions of dollars every election cycle in order to elect people with whom they didn't bargain. Perfectly openly. It's unbelievable. It's super super. It is super corrupted his vino beyond belief. And Joe Biden is totally in the pocket of the unions here. He was admitting it yesterday. And it's true, Mike, your union guy. Me too. I got in trouble, but I don't make any apologies for it. I'm a union guy I support unions. Unions built the middle class. It's about time they start to get a piece of the action. Made mistake there, by the way, 85 isn't affected in California has been devastating for an enormous number of small business is the fact that Joe Biden Is out there, saying that unions built the middle class. You know, you know what built the middle class of this country Employers. Employers built middle class unions without employers didn't build the middle class. And guess what? America had a thriving middle class going all the way back to Alexis de Toqueville. Made America unique is that America has too much class mobility from the very beginning. Notion that without unions the middle class wouldn't exist is just a why it is not true. The unions have been on the wane in the United States since the 19 seventies, and the vast majority of people who are in the middle class became upper middle class. When you hear this myth of the middle class disappear in the United States, No, What happened is that most of the people who are in the middle class joined the upper middle class by statistics. But No real economic reality doesn't matter. It's not about economic realities about pushing an agenda. It's about we don't need any of this. We had historically good economy before covered..

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"toqueville" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:34 min | 3 weeks ago

"toqueville" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Both are and the reason I say that it's not a dodge, but it's kind of the hypothetical and the practical on so the minority rights provision in the Constitution and in American democracy were meant to prevent that problem that Alexis de Toqueville mentions the tyranny of the majority. Or is the old joke about it is that democracy is three. Fox is and two chickens voting on what to have for dinner. But in fact that would not be democracy. Democracy would be that the three Fox is into chickens say that we won't have anything unless we didn't get four votes. And that's what the Constitution is meant to do. And in theory, that's great. But in practice of those mechanisms have been weaponized again and again, specifically around the issues of civil rights. There's a great thing floating around on social media, which is from a group of historians who took minority leader Mitch McConnell to task about saying that there was no racial aspect of the filibuster. And they just listed all of the civil rights bills that have been filibustered most famously, of course, the 1957 bill, which strong Thurman filibustered by himself for 24 hours. Had, I think, 17 minutes and so in practice, the filibuster's been used in this way again and again and again, and we may have finally reached the crossroads with those two things and no longer.

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"toqueville" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

01:42 min | Last month

"toqueville" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Puts things in perspective about what the Democrat Party is upto the Democrat Party. Rejects. Democracy in America. The Democrat Party rejects federalism. State sovereignty. Individual liberty. The Democrat Party embraces But all neo Marxists or fascist Manaka call or feudal systems have always break Authoritarianism. Centralized. Do you think the Democrat Party wants HR one and S are one to nationalize the election systems. For the people. No. For power and to control the people. That's why Why do you think they want to nationalize our educational system? Sorry Children of brainwashing in critical race theory and critical gender theory and critical immigration theory. And LGBT. Q. I plus one. Why do you think Groupthink indoctrination. The iron fist. Tofu was talking about a free and open society. That place checks on government and yet understood the necessity of government. In the right way. The Democrat Party today. Wants nothing to do with the Toqueville. John Locke..

"toqueville" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:35 min | Last month

"toqueville" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"That's why Why do you think they want to nationalize our educational system? Sorry Children of brainwashing, critical race theory and critical gender theory and critical immigration theory. And LGBT. Q. I plus one. Why do you think Groupthink indoctrination. The iron fist. The Tokyo was talking about a free and open society. Place checks on government and yet understood the necessity of government. In the right way. The Democrat Party today. Wants nothing to do with the Toqueville. John Locke. Vermont Askew. Edmund Burke. The founding fathers. Who do they worship? Who do they speak of seriously? Black lives matter. Talks about marks. And defied talks about marks. Bernie Sanders marks. You know universities and colleges, tenured professors who do they promote? John Locke. Adam Smith. Thomas Jefferson now Marks. Actually promote. The law professors who promote critical race theory. What are they promoting the fusion of critical race theory and marks. I want to talk about this. I'm going to talk about this, even though I know And it's very frustrating, but in you're probably sick of me hearing me talking about it. People take what I talk about it. Take what I write. And they want you to think they're smart and everything. I don't really care. I want us to be smart. I want us to understand what's going on here. These executive orders Joe Biden signing Even the act of signing Effectively. Legislation. The power of one man to impose his will on the culture. To reach in the high school. To reach into the precincts. To reach in the small businesses and to set their wages. You said the actions of in the mindset of tyranny. The corrupt.

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"toqueville" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:28 min | 2 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"I'll tell updated we would post pictures of ourselves on our Facebook. All these millions of selfies. They're taking every day to indicate that the world is the background for for me and how special I am and and then when it comes to the simplest projects of life of working together with your neighbor to build a bigger world. We would give up entirely. We see ourselves as being less than men. And so there's a strange configuration that's abroad in the world right now, where which I call management society and selfie man. So, for example, when Trump pulled out of the climate accords you had so many people on the left screaming or the world is over. Why is that? So to know that if we don't hand everything over to the global managers were doomed me. That's what that seems to suggest. So you have this very strange. Movement back and forth, where young people and even older people obsolete but active force between feeling themselves to be the center of the universe. It kind of narcissism, Facebook page syndrome and on the other hand feeling like they can't do anything. To build the world together and talk. Still thought that the only antidote to that was that we build our families. We build our churches and synagogues. We build our local communities. We pay attention to our neighborhood. But insofar as we lose sight of all those face to face relations, Toqueville thought that we would become more and more bipolar. So that's one of the afflictions that we have. Well, you know what the other one? Well, hold on. Hold on just second. For the sake of our Our time that we have, and I've got a ton more time. If you do I want to. Ah, just point out what you just talked about. The bipolarity of this is that The whole foundation of this constitutional republic that we have lived in and we love Is all about the individual's rights. While the identity politics is about the collective, so people are vast awaiting, you say between those two things they can't quite make up their mind. Which one they believe in, right? Right, right. Oh, that one with the singer? Yes, individual rights, But I keep reminding people that the reason why the founders proposed limited government. Was because they believed that in our families in our local communities that by ourselves and in working with others, we actually pretty much had the resource is we needed to build a world. That's the reason why is that they believed in the competence of the American citizens. And that's one of the problems that identity politics gives us. It says You're not a competent individual. What you are is a bear of a certain identity. And you get a new intersectional scored. You know about this intersection of scorecard. You know why we haven't hang on. Hang on just a second. That's a great place to break. We will break down the intersection of scorecard. Because I don't truly understand it yet. I've heard about it, but I really have no no grasp of what is being talked about there were talking to Joshua Mitchell, professor of political theory at Georgetown University and author of the Brand New book, American Awakening, Identity Politics. Another reflections of our time. This is right down my alley and we'll be right back here on the night cap. On 700 wlw. If you want to get your business on the radio, and you don't need help from a professional, you really need to check out I hard ad builder dot com. Not only is it extremely affordable online customizable and heard by nine out of 10 Americans.

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"toqueville" Discussed on WDUN AM550

WDUN AM550

05:41 min | 3 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"West front of the Capitol with three former presidents on hand. Biden set the tone for his presidency, saying unity must be the driving principle. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge. Community is the path forward. Also not lost in the history of the day. The barriers broken Vice President Camilla Harris becoming the first woman and the first woman of color to serve in the role. President Joe Biden has called upon us to summon now. The courage to see beyond crisis to do what it's hard to do. What is good. President Trump continued the long tradition of leaving behind a letter for his successor, President Biden called it quote, generous. It's morning. Talk with Martha Zoller Rod here. He's here with me today and morning. Good morning, And certainly unity is important. But is unity, meaning you think the way we do? Or we're going to agree to disagree sometimes. And that's the question because America has always been a place if you go back and you read to Toke Wells, Democracy in America, which was written like an 18 03 18 04. It's a big book. Okay, but this French guide to Toqueville traveled around all the colonies. Because he wanted to know what is this America? Okay, What is this? They had just gone through the French revolution. We've gone through our revolution, and he was surprised by a couple of things. How And little Hamlets in the middle of nowhere, which everything was the middle of nowhere back then, except for Boston, and maybe New York at that point point time, so says, Okay, You're right. Um People with a second grade education, which is pretty much all anybody had knew about politics and they sat around the table and they discussed it and they had opinions about it. This is in the early 18 hundreds. And then he was surprised by how invested people were and how they could argue about stuff, but then still move on. And that's exactly what we need. That's right. That's exactly what we need. It's okay to disagree. We have the right to agree and disagree, but see what has happened. Is it do it my way or no way and they drawn the line in the sand, and that's where the fight begins and was struggling and we're pulling. And while we're doing that we're missing out on so many opportunities to help a lot of people. So when the president gets asked, and then yesterday, his press secretary was asked this question about okay. You talked about unity. Don't you think a way to show it? Would be Um, let's go to the agenda first, and then deal with this trial against the former president Trump which there is really no constitutional basis for having a trial to remove someone from office when they're already out of office. OK, so and the answer that both the president and his press secretary gave which is good. They gave the same answer because it would have been bad if it was a different one. Was the Congress could do more than one thing at a time. Well, Michael, my answer to that is clearly they haven't been able to do more than one thing at a time if you observe them over the last few years. Um, I think you know my view is if you really want to give something to this part of the country 74 million that didn't vote for you. Then you need to move on and go forward and forget about the past. I told agree with it now. A lot of people may not agree with him about to say. But I believe we need to forget that we need to start pushing that about away. The more to me. The more notice we give to whatever you call it. We're bringing things up, stirring up the pot. Digging into a sore look, Let's move forward for real. Let Z all get on the same page, the best we can. Let's start putting those things that happened behind us. And let's move forward to helping people that need to help and doing what we need to do and get back to be in America. So, um, yeah, and I again I pointed out democracy in America because we've been through these cycles before. Okay? In the early 18 hundreds President Jefferson and President Adams were putting editors of newspapers in jail because they weren't supporting federalism. Okay. In the early 19 hundreds, we had this thing called yellow journalism, where I mean, you think they say bad things about people now on social media? You should go back and read some old newspapers for about 1910 and look at the political cartoons go yellow. Yellow journalism is so you can't say that anymore, probably but all yellow journalism and I don't know what it was called yellow. I think it was because the paper yellow time. I think that's what where that came from. It wasn't racial in any way. Then now what we've got is blog's and social media and that where people can just say anything they want whether it's true or not True. And there's no guard rails, and that's that's what I think That's what caused the fire to really burn over the last couple of years. Uh, everybody can say what they want to say. Everybody could listen to just about anybody. And a lot of the people that we were that people were listening to. We're not leaders, you know? True. We need leaders when we need leadership and the only way you get through a pandemic, and all these types of things that have been going on is leadership. Well, The problem is you had everybody seeing anything and people's running with a little this and run, run in with a little debt and has been total confusion well, all in all yesterday and you can join us on the phones at 7705352911..

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"toqueville" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:59 min | 3 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Which of this is from page 62. By the way, they middle class primer primer is the chapter title in her writings, which have become foundational for Libertarian theology author I and ran suggested that the only purpose of government should be to present prevent oppression by force. She neglected to consider was all the enforce inherent in nature. If you're hungry, there is the force of biology. If you're homeless, you confront the force of wind storms, ice and rain. If you're sick, you confront the ravages and force of disease. These were the forces that provoked the first governments. The first communities, the first clans and tribes, the first nation states. It's easy for Libertarian elitist, such as multimillionaire T TV, talking heads or college kids reading, Atlas shrugged. Talk about how there should be no government beyond police, the army and courts. I'll have enough resource is that they don't need to deal with the forces of raw nature. And that explains why billionaires would bankroll libertarian leaning think tanks that will when the crash comes with its full force. Tell us it was caused by big government. However, in the real world, humans must confront both nature and other humans, which is why we create governments and why we create economies. But it wasn't until 17 76 when Thomas Jefferson Place John Locks Right to life, Liberty and property. A replaced it with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that the idea of a large class of working people have the ability to pursue happiness. The middle class. Was until 17 76 that that was even seriously considered as a cornerstone obligation to government. This is also the first time in history that the word happiness that ever appeared in any nation's formative documents. Is Jefferson wrote in 18 17. To Dr John Manners, quote the evidence of his natural, right like that to our right of life. Liberty, the use of our faculties. The pursuit of happiness is not left to the feeble and sophisticated investigations of reason, but is impressed on the sense of every man. As Jefferson realized with no government interference by setting the rules of the game of business and fair taxation, there could be no broad middle class may be a sliver of small business and artisans, but the vast majority of us would be the working poor under the yoke of elites. The economic royalists know this, which gets to the root of why they set out to destroy government's involvement in the economy. After all, in a middle class economy, they may have to give up some of their power, and some of the higher end of their wealth may even be redistributed ors of horrors. For schools, parks, libraries and other things that support a healthy middle class society but are not needed by the rich who live in a parallel but separate world from the rest of us. As Jefferson laid out in his 18 16 letter to Samuel Kirsch, of all, a totally free market where corporations reigns supreme, just like the oppressive governments of old could transform America quote. Until the bulk of the society is reduced to be mirror Auto. Tomasson's of misery to have no sensibilities left first, but for sinning and suffering, then begins. Indeed, the Bella omnium in Omnia, which some philosophers observing Be so general in this world have mistaken it for the natural instead of the abusive state of man. Although this may come as a sudden realization too many we've really known it all our lives. In fact, in the 6000 year, history of the civilized world of middle class emerging in any nation has been such a rarity as to be largely historically invisible. United States has had two great periods of what we today call the middle class. The first was from the 17 hundreds to the mid 18 hundreds, and it was fueled by virtually free land for settlers stolen from the Indians and free labor slavery in the south and indentured immigrants in the north. The result was as to Toqueville pointed out the most well educated, politically active middle class non aristocrats in the world. Second period didn't take hold until after World War two during my dad's lifetime. Unlike the first, which was fueled by free land and slaves, the second had to be scare Feli constructed with specific And what some might define as socialist policies put in place during the new deal, which asserted more democratic control over the economy and workplace in order to keep the economic royalists in check. Most stimulating balance the domestic economy. FDR reinstituted Progressive Taxation, which gave workers more to spend and gave the rich and incentive to pay their workers better to maintain a stable workplace. If they took the money themselves. It would just mostly go to taxes, thus stimulating demand for more goods and services. Progressive Taxation has a long history, as Jefferson said in a 17 85 letter to James Madison quote. Another means of silently. Lessening the inequality of property is to exempt from taxation all below a certain point and attacks the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise. FDR eventually hiked the top income tax rate paid by the super rich in America. The 90% has had a two full effect. First, it held income inequality and check and issued ushered in an era of equal income. And growth among all classes unlike the gilded age when the economy grew at a blistering pace, but the gains were afforded only to the robber barons. The period between 1947 19 eighties unparalleled equitable growth. In these 30 plus years, the poorest fifth in America saw 116% increase in their incomes. The middle 5th 111% increase top 5% only saw 85% increase. All income classes shared in the prosperity The Times when the top marginal income tax rate was above 70%. The second effect of a high income tax rate was to bring stability to the economy. And then it goes through the whole explanation of how that worked. The book is the crash of 2016..

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"toqueville" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

05:07 min | 4 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Lot on social pressure, not just governmental pressure, and now we're getting it from both ends. Right? We're gonna get a government. There's going to be fostering this sort of institutional discrimination against conservatism or against traditional social values or against even basic. Positive views of Americanism. We're going to see that from from the government, but social life matters a lot more than that. America because the government was small, historically always relied a lot on social on social pressure in order to in order to force compliance with sort of social norms. That could be good, depending on what social norms are being enforced. The problem is the social norms right now are really really bad the ones that are being enforced. Alexis de Toqueville pointed out the dangers of this going all the way back tonight. 18 31. Here's what the toqueville right, she says. Under the absolute government of one alone, despotism struck the body crudely so as to reach the soul. The soul escaping from those blows rose gloriously above it. But in Democratic Republics journey does not proceed in this way. So you're saying that If you look to the tyrannies of Europe Then what you see is an absolute despotic government cramming down his viewpoint on everybody else, But people tend to rebel against that, he says. In Democratic Republics, that's that's not what happened, he says. It leaves the inn Democratic Republics. Tyranny does not proceed in this way. It leaves the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer says to it. You shall think as I do, or you shall die. He says. You're free not to think is I do your life your goods. Everything remains to you. But from this day on, you are a stranger among us. You shall keep your privileges in the city, but they will become useless to you for if you crave the vote of your fellow citizens, they will not grant it to you. And if you demand on Lee their esteem it will still pretend to refuse it to you. You shall remain among men. We shall lose your rights of humanity. When you approach those like you, they shall flee you as being impure and those who believe in your innocence. Even they shall abandon you for one would flee them in their turn. Go in peace. I leave you your life, but I leave it to you worse than death. That what's total says there That is what we are undergoing. Right now. We are undergoing the use of social pressure in order to completely destroy not only all social comedy but any ability to dissent. We've now reached the point where By the way this week, the former head of the A C l U An amazing quote. So the former head of the A C L U. The other day, he he put out a a statement in which he talked with reason magazine. And here is what he says. He says that remember these tell you these are the people who used to defend free speech. This is the people who used to believe that even not you should be able to march through Skokie right, heavily Jewish area in Chicago. Ira Glasser, who is the former head of the A C l U Here is what he said. This is this is the new American, which we live, he said. Who's visiting one of America's top law? Schools? Quote The audience was rainbow. There was many women as men. There are people of every skin color and every ethnicity. Was the kind of thing we dreamed about. It was So I'm looking at this audience and feeling very wonderful about it. And then after the panel discussion person after person got up, including some of the younger professors to assert that their goals of social justice for blacks for women for minorities of all kinds were incompatible with free speech, and that free speech was an antagonist. People who today claimed to be passionate about social justice to establish free speech as an enemy is suicidal. Here's the thing. It's not suicidal, because social justice is not actually in favor of free speech is not in favor of individual rights is in favor of you shutting the F up. That is what the institutions have been militarized, militarized on behalf of This is why you are not allowed to talk about the fact that America is not systemically racist in public places. I'm lucky I get to do it for a living. But if you say that in a corporate boardroom, you'll get fired. If you say that in university, you'll get great it down and ostracized by her classmates. If you say that, even in the halls of science You will be shouted down. For God's sake, the center for Disease Control is about to transfer out vaccines based on race. In a free country. We're supposed to be treated as individuals. So you're not wrong to feel like you're under assault. You were never wrong to feel like you were under assault. You are under assault Your nurse hall from Hollywood. You're under assault from the scientific community now under assault from social media. Which which will shut down your ability to even talk to get ready for that. That's that's gonna be a big one. Next year. You're gonna see a spate of big name Bannon's is something my friend Dave Rubin has been pointing out. Twitter is already talking about banning Trump. Amenities, not president. You're seeing it from corporations, which is most dangerous of all. But the most pervasive where you see this is from the media. The media have been institutionally captured, and they pervert every one of these other instances, right, So the media have basically become an activist group. They're in the business of promoting walk ism in science there in the business of promoting woke ism in social media and cracking down on social media and trying to prevent social media. From being able to disseminate ideas that you like, but they don't write. This is why media has basically devoted itself to try to get to pressure places like Facebook and Twitter into canceling people They don't like. It is the media. We're driving all of these narratives about why it's good to protest in favor of the funding the police but is very bad to protest in favor of being able to open your business. It is the media. I've been pushing Hollywood, even Hollywood. To the left is the media who have been treating corporations as evil and wrong headed if they dare to stand up for their own ability to make money. S o the first. So how we gonna fight back that we get to that in just one second how we fight back here because that really is the big question. Get to that in just one moment. First. I'm pretty unique. So are you. We're all.

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"toqueville" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

07:54 min | 4 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Dot org's I think that is a good entree. Into the latest column by one of my favorite gas, Charles Lipson. He is the professor emeritus political science at the University of Chicago. A contributor to Spectator USA. And he joins us now, Charles. Good Evening, Sir. How are you? Oh, I took pleasure to talk with you. As always. Let me a set you up. Send a fastball about but of nice. Nice fastball right across the center of the plane. You get into any field you want. Reading from your piece. It's a small miracle. Really. It only happens in America every December, the mailboxes filled with requests for donations. It's easy to see this onslaught as junk mail and some it surely is. Most of it is meaningful and significant. How so, professor? Well, First of all the reason it matters so much is that each of those charities except for a few, you know stinkers in the bunch, but almost all of them. Really help people, But what I wanted to do was make two or three points. In addition, the first one is I don't think Americans really understand it. We're almost unique in the world were certainly number one in terms of voluntary giving. But we're unique in the world In how important this voluntary, uh, contributions both in kind as you were mentioning both money and and the sort of sweat equity that we do, and, um The technical term that we sometimes use for it is civil society and what similar society means in this case is it's all of these voluntary. Organizations that air put together by individual people, some of majority somewhat more businesses, and they stand between the individual, the isolated individual and state power. I love your distinction. I love your distinction in the column. Charles about the world, giving index consistently ranking House number one China ranks dead last. But even you know, Social Democratic European countries on Lee, the Netherlands is even in the top 10. So in other words being told to give, it doesn't work out nearly as well as just saying. If you feel that you want to give give were much maligned for being a very divided country and we are in a very angry country in a very violent country. But, boy, we are very charitable. No, not me. Non comparison. We're very charitable country, and we probably forget that from time to time. Yes, well, some people do see a dark side. Toe. All this giving what they you know, Look, some people can see a dark side of everything. And they you tell them they have nice hair and they say, What about the rest of me? But Basically the reason that the Europeans don't give is that they expect the state government to do everything. And I'll give you an example in Chicago that many of your That many of your listeners would know that Jane Adams house right? It started out as a completely voluntary organization. It really it did something else. It was very important. It taught people how to Cook meals, So do all these different things. It was a melting pot organization built around self help both by the donors and the recipients. Over time. It became a pass through organization for state funding. And then, when the state funding got less, the organization collapsed. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, I visited that on hall Stead street while they were very oblique about that aspect of it. You know, when you're careful reading of the history Uh, of the you know the history of the charitable organization. It shows that it was in the decline when they lost their focus. Um Toqueville thought that this was very uniquely American, to our charitable sort of giving. Tokes Hills was a French aristocrat who this is the United States for less than a year in 18 31. He traveled all over and he came back with what many people think is the best book ever written about America and the best book ever written about democracy what he said. Um uh, was both the uniqueness of the civil society, which two centuries later is still the case. But he said it yet, uh, and the good works that are done, But, he said It served two purposes. All these volunteers is as soon as any issue came up. People formed a voluntary group and you see that all the time, and he said it's served two functions. It Yet, Um, got us out of our individualist preoccupation, some with making money, someone doing Whatever someone's family these air, not this. These are not bad things. It's just that there were individualists and isolating. And he said that taught us how to govern ourselves because We collaborate and as important it is, as it is to donate to the National Cancer Fund or whatever it might be or your religion, And so are its room. You learn to govern yourself when you are on your neighborhoods, caring committee and you food for your neighbor's kids? Yes, since Jamestown and Plymouth Rock and in the Ohio River Valley with, uh you know, I forgot the name of the little city that, Mary, uh I'll shoot and said, I just finished the book anyway, about the the the population of the Northwest territory during Jefferson's administration, But you know if you can help us build the fort, you can't stay in the fourth. That's that's uniquely American as well, You know, insisting, sustaining This space for individual choice in action is the larger meaning of all these requests that we get in December, and that happened in no other country they do more than fun. The organization's doing good work, They create a richer, more diverse society. A uniquely American one. And it's ah, David McCullough's book Pioneers and its Marietta, Ohio, is what I was struggling with their. But if it's great book about, you know, insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities, that's not freedom. That's just being a narrative. Well, so the point being, you have to contribute, and that's why we're still the greatest country on is a mike Medved. Just say God's green Earth, So I'm I love this piece. I don't apologize for it. Well, that's mad Vets of phrase, not mine. But anyway, I loved it and Clyde that I'm finishing this year of my broadcast career having you on, sir, because I always appreciate your contributions. When you take couple hold it. There was yes, we're going to go toe. A one word. Yes, I asked my guys to ask you. Uh, what Best word or phrase Two letters. Okay. What? Get anybody who can get it that small? Okay, what What? Two letters Best Describe the year. 2020 0. Why, Boy? I've had many listers who typed in two letters to me. I wanted to mention which ones they are, but, uh, you gotta live. It started with us. Exactly A lot of those Good Barney boy. It's the year of weight. Yeah, no kidding. Well, Professor, Thank you and happy New year and a happy holidays to you, and we'll talk next year and hopefully well, all right. Hopefully we'll all be back here. 2021 Charles Lipson, the professor emeritus of political science. University of Chicago. Here on Double yellows. 6 46 John Dempsey would traffic.

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"toqueville" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

07:09 min | 5 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on KTRH

"The book is called America. The Ingenious The author is Kevin Baker and make a great gift. Make a great read for a number of you If, as I am, you are fascinated by the tinkering spirit. I'm not a tinkerer. I'm not an inventor. I could have never been an engineer. I'm not a person with the patients of Thomas, Alva Edison or George Westinghouse or any of the number of Great inventors in American or world history, but I am fascinated by the types of individuals. Who do and I'm fascinated by why so many of those happened to do what they did on American soil in such a brief period of time and what factors Came together. So Kevin before we go to the next category. What is it about this soil? This place this particular, you know, in the compressed period of time that so many inventions came out. Well, I think it's a number of things. I think it's you know, I I list them in the beginning here. I think it's freedom. You know the freedom that people had to go and invent things. You know, I think it's um it's immigration. It's been a tremendous contribution. You know there is we would set a doctor. Um yes. Is it or Rob, who was the founder of the Sea found discovered the theories that made the M R. I possible and won the Nobel Prize for it. And he was an immigrant from Galicia, where he said that if you know my family stayed in Galicia, we probably would have been taken and I probably would have been a tailor on. In fact, he probably would have been dead. You know the what happened in the That many years after his family immigrated to the United States, But instead he comes up with the theory for the Aymara and that's carried on by, You know, three other people who have fled Europe because of you know, because of the war in the Holocaust. And come to the United States. They all win Nobel prizes to furthering this theory and then finally, the Emery is invented by Dr Raymond Ahmadi, in who whose family had fled the Armenian genocide. Years before, So this is a tremendous contribution, you know, throughout and that's a tremendous asset. We have getting all of these people and that just, you know, geniuses. No, but bringing in, say, the You know the Chinese laborers who did an incredible job. Of, you know, working their way down the mountains of the Sierra on the Rockies and putting in these, you know, little nitro glycerin tube and then you know, blowing the holes that became that you know, the transcontinental railroad Chinese American labors? Yeah, tremendous all the way around. I think immigration is in many ways. The vice squad, So that's part of it. I think, let me stop you there, Kevin because there's an interesting point. I note in the book notes. It says of the 76 inventions that your profile in the book, at least 65 were created by immigrants and 15 involved Children of immigrants. And, uh, I'm just finishing Charles Murray's book coming apart, and it's talking about how White America slid backward from 60 to 20,010, or at least the working class. And one of the things he talks about is what made America distinct. Was industry or industriousness, and it goes back to Toqueville and Toqueville talking about these Americans. All they want to do his work. They outwork anyone. So it's as if you create this. This piece of dirt and you bring people from all over the world. It really doesn't matter where they're from. Encourage hard work and give him the freedom to do so. And a marketplace to sell the product and just let it go. Sure. No, that is the key thing. Also something you know we don't like toe acknowledge all that much. But government plays a key role and has again and again and it has, um you know, and in democracy, your government, you know, should be us. But But government does pick winners and government does subsidize a lot of things. Nobody was kind of a a rail. You know, a single rail of the transcontinental railroad until they got big government guarantees. And and, uh, you know, and then subsidies A tremendous amount of money. And even though that became very corrupted, even though that led to the credit molten movie a scandal, which was a huge government scandal involving everybody from both parties. Nonetheless, that's transcontinental railroad got built, and that was a tremendous asset to us and lead to us building. You know what's still the greatest freight rail system in the world, and I noticed you focused on some big Governmental projects that were that assisted industry. One of them being you call New York's governor DeWitt Clinton, the most famous person no one's ever heard of because of the eerie canal. Yeah, he's the greatest American you've never heard of. He had, you know, And this is this is a great example of how it all works together. You know you had this guy Jesse Holly had a you know, one room schoolhouse education in upstate New York. Became a flower merchant, and he ends up in debtor's prison in Geneva, New York, because hey, could not get his products to market on time due to all these terrible, privately owned toll roads that existed at the time. This is a huge problem. Um, you know, forgetting anything across to New York's harbor, which is one of the great natural harbors in the world s. Oh, uh, you know, he comes up with this idea for the every canal. And DeWitt Clinton, who's mayor of New York and in governor seizes upon it. He's all for it. Everybody's telling him it can't be done, Jefferson says, You know, maybe in 100 years, Madison vetoes the idea of any federal aid force. He gets these government bonds push through on the basis of the money, the canals gonna make and you know he gets the canal dug, and it's the biggest public works project since the pyramids. You know, it's just a tremendous, you know a big thing for the time in the country that barely had an engineer then, but it's dugout. It's I got mostly by these four Irish immigrants. Forgiven, among other things, 12 to 20 shots of whiskey a day. Um, you know, they're dealing with stuff that's so dangerous. This black powder that when they blow, you know, then they have an explosion. They just put their shovels over their heads. To him. Sugar Big Rachael kill him anyway, but a small one of bounce off, But this puts New York and therefore America right at the cockpit of the western world of the height of the industrial revolution. So brings all this amazing products from all these riches from the Heartland from the Midwest tol New York Harbor, and then they can take it over to, uh, To Europe and bring in all these Bringing all these other goods coming back. So it's you know, it's a tremendously of strategic, uh, you know, use public funds to really, um just, you know, reinvent the country from the very large to the very small but something we've all had at some point or another. There was..

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"toqueville" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

05:21 min | 5 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Of History is how today and we're talking about the elements necessary to have a happy, thriving civilization. So individual capacity means that we have the capacity. For reason that we have had the ability to pursue our goals with some degree of success. This means we have to have free will We have the ability to choose otherwise. And it means that we also have to be able to exercise something magical and mystical, called a reasonable instinct, overcome our own natural inclinations. The founders were all self help specialist and they believed in our capacity to better ourselves. Religion is all about this idea that we have to better ourselves. Victor Frankel was a Holocaust survivor wrote in the book Man's Search for Meaning about Living through the Holocaust. Quote every day every hour offered the opportunity to make a decision a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers, which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom, which determined whether or not you would become the play thing of circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate. In other words, it was the capacity to choose that gave us the meaning. You have to. You have to believe that you're here for a reason, and also that you have the ability to fulfill that reason. That's as an individual. Then we have to have a communal moral purpose. We need a social fabric. The single best predictor of lifelong happiness. According to Longitudinal Studies from places like Harvard is the existence of close relationships, Social capital shared priorities. This is what binds us together. No, There's been a lot of talk about diversity. Diversity is great, so long as we are all looking in the same direction. Diversity is not great. So long as we are all pulling each other apart is what Robert Putnam discovered. And writing his book bowling alone. Harvard sociologist. He said that the only two things that go up along with the diversity of a census tract is TV watching and protest marches. So the idea that diversity is our strength, he said. Is not true, except when there's a shared semblance of purpose. So inside a church, for example, where everybody shares of purpose to worship God and commune with God then diversity could be a great boon because people have different experiences, but they're all in the right direction. The same thing is true. In the army, where you see me, you speak to people who've been in the military. They have a shared sense of purpose. And all of their individual differences are secondary to their communal sense of shared purpose. We as a country have to have that, too. We as a nation have to have that and finally we have to have communal capacity. We have to have strong social institutions because that allows us to be free as individuals without empowering the government to run roughshod over us. Alexis de Toqueville talks about this at length of democracy in America, he says. What makes America different is that America has these strong social institutions he met mostly churches. And all the founders believe this, Even the ones who are DS stick or even atheistic believed that you required a strong social fabric rooted in Judeo Christian values in order to build a communal capacity, the ability for all of us to come together and do the things we need to do while still protecting each other as individuals. So what built what built our civilization such that we could fulfill individual purpose, individual capacity, communal purpose and communal capacity, the balance between between Judeo Christian ethics and Greek reason. Jerusalem The idea of Judeo Christian values Brought us the idea that a master plan stands behind everything. And that we are capable as human beings of trying to understand that Master plan. The idea that God is moral and demands of us a morality that we're not supposed to simply make up our own morality. That gives us a shared sense of meaning and purpose that history progresses and that we have a share in building that history. The story of the Bible is God taking a nation. From slavery to freedom. The Bible provides us the Judeo Christian ethic provides us with the idea of free choice that you can choose otherwise. Okay, That's all important stuff for building a civilization, But it's not enough. You also have to have Athens. You have to have reason you have to believe that there is a purpose in nature that we can determine the meaning of things by looking at them. We can figure out what is true by studying the universe. This does require the idea of a designer. Which is why to Mystic thought is really a merger between a wrist Italian thought and Christianity to buy my mom a D. And most of my monitors, his thought is very much in the same. They sort of merger between Greek reason and Judeo Christian ethics Because here's the thing If you think that you got all your values from God, why, Why use reason? It all reason becomes something superfluous. But what a quiet a stable my monitors did is, they said no reason brings you to the same place that Judeo Christian ethics do and provides you the impetus for action. Not only that reason allows you to build science because you have to study the universe in order to understand what is true and what is good. It brings you the birth of democracy. The state is in existence in order to forward this question for reason. In order for word. The quest for a reason. You actually have to respect the rights of the individual is why Cicero was writing about true law is right reason in agreement with nature. They can't act against natural law. This is the This is what Thomas Jefferson writes in the Declaration of Independence when he's talking about natural law when he says nature and Nature's God, what he is talking about is the natural law. The idea that you can look at the universe around you and discover kilos purpose in nature. Natural law theory is the foundation of the notion that you have rights. That are independent of government and the government didn't create those rights out of nothing. Attention between Jerusalem and Athens. The interplay that is what built the West. That is what built the greatest civilization in the history of mankind..

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"toqueville" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:44 min | 7 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"The Manhattan Beltway blue Bubble Media really reacted poorly. Tio attorney general bars speech I believe it is because of this passage cut 32. What do you make of it is a different in kind from what we've had in the past. Well, I'm not. No, I mean well. They're more ignorant than what we found in the past. But you know you go back with the press has got I'm not an expert on the history of the press, but Yes. When you used to have Into Toqueville wrote. You used to have a small towns that today couldn't support one newspaper supporting 10 12 15 newspapers. Yes, they were factional, and they were political. And you know, authentic center was a national press. There wasn't much of one, but it would take sent. There was it was sometimes rapidly partisan, and they Quite harsh and so forth. Uh, Event, But then, more recently, they've gone through. They went through this long period where they were objective. It was a professional journalism. And they were a profession and they held themselves out to be objective and they were journalists and they were You trying to tell the truth? O R. That's what they told us and that is gone by the boards. A long time ago. As I've said, you know, as soon as they started working first time I heard the word narrative. There was like some period of time a few years ago where there were narrative just started popping up everywhere. Narrative did narrative in that chute. That's it. We've had it because the whole work words suggest there's no objective truth that it's everyone's perception of the truth. You have your narrative. You have your narrative? Who's to say whose narrative is correct. So doctor are the late Michael Kelly, who was the editor of the Atlantic always began the segment on this show by saying journalism is not a profession. It's a craft. And I believe when the attorney general said, they're more ignorant. He just invited them to get the knives up, because that is a strong word, however, applicable and true and for him to cut right to the bone on the narrative nonsense. Was guaranteed to anger the listener than he wanted The press there. Yeah, he did. He wanted him there. He so Yeah, he has. You know, he there's another interview, where he says that many of them are liars. On and you know you could some of the things they do like, for example, that speech last night that that that I I outlined it in 30. Seconds at the beginning of this Structure was unmistakable. And yet to say that the point of the speech is that the attorney general is all powerful. It was a specific point of the speech to deny that and so you know, it's the opposite, right? And so why did they do that? Well, I do think that they're ignorant, but also they do think by the way that When they meet when they When many people today say the constitution That means everything we have right now. They think of the original document is having a lot of flaws, but a lot of good things and the best thing about it. Is it empowers anything? Right, And so now the fact that our laws are not made by the Congress. Where is the Constitution says specifically otherwise. Most of the laws or not, And all these things in the Justice Department that the attorney general talked about last night when you try to resurrect those, it sounds like you're disempowering..

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"toqueville" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:57 min | 8 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Favorites in her writings, which, if this is from page 62, by the way, the middle class Timer Primer is the chapter title in her writings, which have become foundational for libertarian theology. Author Iron ran suggested that the only purpose of government should be to present prevent oppression by force. But she neglected to consider was all the enforce inherent in nature. If you're hungry, there is the force of biology. If you're homeless, you confront the force of wind storms, ice and rain. If you're sick, you confront the ravages and force of disease. These were the forces that provoked the first governments. The first communities, the first clans and tribes, the first nation states. It's easy for Libertarian elitist, such as multimillionaire T TV, talking heads or college kids reading, Atlas shrugged. Talk about how there should be no government beyond police, the army and courts. I'll have enough resource is that they don't need to deal with the forces of raw nature. And that explains why billionaires would bankroll libertarian leaning goals it was caused by big government. However, in the real world, humans must confront both nature and other humans, which is why we create governments and why we create economies, But it wasn't until 17 76. When Thomas Jefferson Place John Locks right to life, liberty and property are replaced it Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the idea of a large class of working people have the ability to pursue happiness. The middle class. It wasn't until 17 76 that that was even seriously considered as a cornerstone obligation to government. This is also the first time in history that the word happiness had ever appeared in any nation's formative documents. Is Jefferson wrote in 18 17. To Dr John Manners, quote the evidence of this natural write like that to our right of life. Liberty, the use of our faculties. The pursuit of happiness has not left the feeble and sophisticated investigations of reason, but is impressed on the sense of every man. As Jefferson realized with no government interference by setting the rules of the game of business and fair taxation, there could be no broad middle class, maybe a sliver of small business and artisans, But the vast majority of us would be the working poor under the yoke of elites. The economic royalists know this, which gets to the root of why they set out to destroy government's involvement in the economy. After all, in a middle class economy, they may have to give up some of their power, and some of the higher end of their wealth may even be redistributed ors of horrors. For schools, parks, libraries and other things that support a healthy middle class society but are not needed by the rich who live in a parallel but separate world from the rest of us. As Jefferson laid out in his 18 16 letter to Samuel Kirsch, of all, a totally free market where corporations reigns supreme, just like the oppressive governments of old could transform America quote. Until the bulk of the society is reduced to be mirror autumn Autumn, a thons of misery to have no sensibilities left first, but for sinning and suffering, then begins. Indeed, the Bella omnium in Omnia, which some philosophers observing Be so general in this world have mistaken it for the natural instead of the abusive state of man. Although this may come as a sudden realization too many we've really known it all our lives. In fact, in the 6000 year, history of the civilized world, middle class emerging in any nation has been such a rarity as to be largely historically invisible. United States has had two great periods of what we today call the middle class. The first was from the 17 hundreds to the mid 18 hundreds and was fuelled by virtually free land for settlers. No one from the Indians. And free labor slavery in the south and indentured immigrants in the north. The result was as to Toqueville pointed out the most well educated, politically active middle class non aristocrats in the world. Second period didn't take hold until after World War two during my dad's lifetime. Unlike the first, which was fuelled by free land and slaves, the second had to be carefully constructed with specific And what some might define as socialist policies put in place during the new deal, which asserted Mohr Democratic control over the economy and workplace in order to keep the economic royalists in check. Most stimulating balance the domestic economy. FDR re instituted progressive taxation, which gave workers more to spend and gave the rich incentive to pay their workers better to maintain a stable workplace. If they took the money themselves. It would just mostly go to taxes, thus stimulating demand for more goods and services. Aggressive taxation has a long history. As Jefferson said in a 17 85 letter to James Madison quote. Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt from taxation. Fall below a certain point and attacks the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise. FDR eventually hiked the top income tax rate paid by the super rich in America. The 90% has had a twofold effect first had held income inequality and check and issued ushered in an era of equal income. And I'm a growth among all classes, unlike the gilded age when the economy grew at a blistering pace, But the gains were afforded only to the robber barons. The period between 1947 1980 saw unparalleled equitable growth. In these 30 plus years, the poorest fifth in America saw 116% increase in their incomes. Middle 5th 111% increase top 5% only saw 85% increase. All income classes shared in the prosperity. The times with the top marginal income tax rate was above 70%. The second effect of a high income tax rate was to bring stability to the economy. And then it goes through the whole explanation of how that worked. The book is Crash 2016. Thiss.

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"toqueville" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:51 min | 8 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Book Club Today We're reading from the crash 2016 1 of my favorites in her writings, which, if this is from page 62, by the way, the middle class Timer Primer is the chapter title in her writings, which have become foundational for libertarian theology. Author Iron ran suggested that the only purpose of government should be to present prevent oppression by force. But she neglected to consider was all the enforce inherent in nature. If you're hungry, there is the force of biology. If you're homeless, you confront the force of wind storms, ice and rain. If you're sick, you confront the ravages and force of disease. These were the forces that provoked the first governments. The first communities, the first clans and tribes, the first nation states. It's easy for Libertarian elitist, such as multimillionaire TV, talking heads or college kids reading outlets, shrugged. Talk about how there should be no government beyond police, the army and courts. We all have enough resource is that they don't need to deal with the forces of raw danger. And that explains why billionaires would bankroll libertarian leaning goals it was caused by big government. However, in the real world, humans must confront both nature and other humans, which is why we create governments and why we create economies, But it wasn't until not 17 76. When Thomas Jefferson Place John Locks Right to life. Liberty and property are replaced it with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the idea of a large class of working people have the ability to pursue happiness. The middle class. It wasn't until 17 76 that that was even seriously considered as a cornerstone obligation to government. This is also the first time in history that the word happiness had ever appeared in any nation's formative documents. Is Jefferson wrote in 18 17. To Dr John Manners, quote the evidence of this natural write like that to our right of life. Liberty, the use of our faculties. The pursuit of happiness is not left to the feeble and sophisticated investigations of reason. It is impressed on the sense of every man. As Jefferson realized with no government interference by setting the rules of the game of business and fair taxation, there could be no broad middle class, maybe a sliver of small business and artisans, But the vast majority of us would be the working poor under the yoke of elites. The economic royalists know this, which gets to the root of why they set out to destroy government's involvement in the economy. After all, in a middle class economy, they may have to give up some of their power, and some of the higher end of their wealth may even be redistributed ors of horrors. For schools, parks, libraries and other things that support a healthy middle class society but are not needed by the rich who live in a parallel but separate world from the rest of us. As Jefferson laid out in his 18 16 letter to Samuel Kirsch, of all, a totally free market where corporations reigns supreme, just like the oppressive governments of old could transform America quote. Until the bulk of the society is reduced to be mirror autumn autumn, a thons of misery to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering, then begins. Indeed, the Bella omnium in Omnia, which some philosophers observing Be so general in this world have mistaken it for the natural instead of the abusive state of man. Although this may come as a sudden realization too many we've really known it all our lives. In fact, in the 6000 year, history of the civilized world, middle class emerging in any nation has been such a rarity as to be largely historically invisible. United States has had two great periods of what we today call the middle class. The first was from the 17 hundreds to the mid 18 hundreds and was fuelled by virtually free land for settlers. No. One from the Indians and free labor slavery in the south and indentured immigrants in the north. The result was as to Toqueville pointed out the most well educated, politically active middle class non aristocrats in the world. Second period didn't take hold until after World War two during my dad's lifetime. Unlike the first, which was fuelled by free land and slaves, the second had to be carefully constructed with specific And what some might define as socialist policies put in place during the new deal, which asserted more democratic control over the economy and workplace in order to keep the economic royalists in check. Most stimulating balance the domestic economy. FDR re instituted progressive taxation, which gave workers more to spend and gave the rich incentive to pay their workers better to maintain a stable workplace. If they took the money themselves. It would just mostly go to taxes, thus stimulating demand for more goods and services. Aggressive taxation has a long history. As Jefferson said in a 17 85 letter to James Madison quote. Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt from taxation. All below a certain point and attacks the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise. FDR eventually hiked the top income tax rate paid by the super rich in America. The 90% has had a twofold effect first had held income inequality and check and issued ushered in an era of equal income. And I'm a growth among all classes, unlike the gilded age when the economy grew at a blistering pace, But the gains were afforded only to the robber barons. The period between 1947 1980 saw unparalleled equitable growth. During these 30 plus years, the poorest fifth in America saw 116% increase in their incomes. Middle 5th 111% increase top 5% only saw 85% increase. All income classes shared in the prosperity. The times with the top marginal income tax rate was above 70%. The second effect of a high income tax rate was to bring stability to the economy. And then it goes through the whole explanation of how that worked. The book is Crash 2016..

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"toqueville" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:12 min | 8 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

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"toqueville" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

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02:19 min | 10 months ago

"toqueville" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"We were allied for generations and the left intentionally divided us. And that's the only way that the establishment Republicans on the left has been able to keep power in this country is by dividing those two groups. And so by God, I made it my passion. That Liberty University is going to be the institution that brings those two groups back together. Check out this organization that is predicated on re discovering and emphasizing the role of faith of our Christian foundational principles. When it comes to public service. It's full cook center dot com at Liberty University in the last few minutes we have with you, president. Full well, how important is it that we take a moment to remind ourselves off the faith that our founding fathers had. There are those who would have us believe that most of them with day ists. They weren't practising Christians. That's a falsification of history. Talk to us about the principles that guided the families they did not. A lot of them didn't have an appreciation for organized religion because they had seen how the monarchies of Europe had used and controlled organized religion to Terran eyes, the people and so when they spoke out against Christianity there, actually speaking out against organized religion. But in their hearts, I believe they were to Christians in it to love their neighbor. They believed in Jesus and they treated their neighbor as they wanted to be treated, and that's what made America great to Toqueville said. America's Great Because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, it will cease to be great. That's what made our country successful. And nothing else can explain it. It's actually a passage from the good book. People Forget that, But when Ronald Reagan spoke off America As a shining city on a hill. He was, of course, referring to our Judeo Christian roots. Follow him right now He's president ofthe Liberty University. Jerry Falwell Jr liberty dot edu. There's an organization there's a leader and a team who aren't afraid 108 people.

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