The administration is being misleading when it asserts the oil from the BP spill is “gone”.
Daily Archives: 09/05/2010
For what its worth, we shouldn’t pursue equality of outcomes, and the American way is equality of opportunity.
However, I don’t think that implies that as a nation we should be totally unconcerned about the equality or inequality of results.
Statistics would suggest that the results are becoming steadily more inequitable in this country. If you don’t buy the statistics or find them to abstract to believe, how about this.
Being in my fifties, it seems to me that brands who sold to the “middle” class have suffered over the last 40 years. Stores like JC Penny in my mind were aimed at the middle, those not rich but not poor. Today middle class brands are being left in the dust by high end and low end products like Nordstroms and Walmart.
Given this I think we should focus on keeping this a middle class country. A part of this is in fact failure of government in the form of a failing education system, so conservative policy can and should address this issue. In case though with rising inequality, I’d argue we should not be indifferent to “fairness”. Doing so doesn’t make us socialist (I don’t think that term has been brought up here, but it has other places).