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Watching this play out in Russia or China makes for grim theater, but it’s also playing out in the European Union, which is dealing with its own dieback by the usual methods of centralizing power and covering up the economic implosion with more fraud. Those are the preliminaries to a much uglier meltdown once the dieback properly kicks in and people start demanding to know why there’s no money and why their pensions are worthless.
America, being a backward country that was too slow in hopping on the bandwagon, isn’t hitting the worst of it yet. Despite the best efforts of a Canadian leftist magazine and some wannabe hippies, there aren’t any daily riots in the streets, and, for now, there’s enough fake money to cover the other fake money with which everyone is doing business.
The American economy is diversified enough that it can struggle on even when its financial sector is a disaster because its old growth plan was all about lending money to people who couldn’t afford to buy houses and wouldn’t be able to repay the loans, and its new growth plan is to lend money to people who can’t afford college educations and won’t be able to find jobs to repay the college loans, Its lower reliance on bribes means that Americans won’t be confronted with civil servants demanding twice as much bribe money. In a centralized system that’s what higher taxes are for.
But the dieback is still going to kick in. Our government mafia is one of the biggest in the world and getting bigger because there’s still money in the pot to finance new projects building underwater windmills in Ghana and solar food for Pakistan, but mostly office buildings everywhere, but the squeeze is already on in Rhode Island and California. And there’s only so much debt that can be assumed when the entire system is already built on debt.
A government that is incapable of controlling its consumption cannot stop gorging even when it becomes clear that it has outgrown the economy and that its food supply is endangered. Instead it speeds up its consumption, grabbing as much as it can, and through that course of gluttony triggers the very crisis that shows it to the door.
About the Author: Daniel Greenfield is an Israeli born blogger and columnist, and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His work covers American, European and Israeli politics as well as the War on Terror. His writing can be found at http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press.
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JoeSettler uncovers the ultimate goal of Hamas in this war…
Why would Israel want a ceasefire. It would just signify our weakness that we blinked first.
Please, the Yeshiva boys should pray and study more and harder for this endangered young soldier!
Israeli’s are a religious people; even secular Jews believe that God is active in this world.
The beauty of a Jew is his relationship to other Jews and his involvement with Medinat Yisrael.
A ceasefire not only gives Hamas a victory, it will destroy the morale of the IDF and the country.
So-called US military aid props up US military industries while disposing of surplus supplies.
If Hamas would simply stop firing rockets into Israel, all the carnage would stop instantly.
Doug’s interview with engineer and personal finance blogger Len Penzo.
Rivlin is thought of as a warm, friendly uncle, one of the family.
In Islam, there is no such thing as peace with accursed dhimmis as the Muslims refer to us infidels.
A reader claimed the Disengagement from Gaza was good, because it reduced the number of murdered Israelis. Examining the numbers tells a different story…
JoeSettler points out that most Gazans want to leave, and most Jews want to go back home to Gush Katif. How about a solution that actually resolves the conflict?
These are the photos of our soldiers (and a citizen) killed in action during the current IDF ground operation in Gaza.
Obama went to begin the Arab Spring in Egypt which is still his target; Israel is just the lever.
The Left cannot get it “right.”
It is not Cain’s fault that he kills. It is Abel’s fault that he builds.
No matter what the PLO did, you blamed Israel. Like you blamed America, no matter what the Viet Cong did.
Passover is a road that we still travel, a long journey from slavery to freedom.
We’ve become very good at symptom management and at not thinking about the underlying problem.
Their grandparents had already loosened their grip on religion and as the family disintegrated, materialism took its place.
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