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April 19, 2012

What’s wrong with the world? If you believe a lot of the press and politicians right now, the world is “unfair”, specifically it’s not fair that others have more. WSJ:

Income inequality is a strange obsession, at least to the extent the obsessives focus their policy responses on trying to adjust the condition of the top 1% rather than improving the opportunities of everyone else.

The snark from Obama about Mitt Romney not having to pay for his education is simply one class of individual - granted government largesse – dismissing largesse granted from another persons’ parents. Yes, as the Examiner puts it

“The president, calling as he was for increased government investment in student aid, seemed to be implying that receiving an education paid for by family is less legitimate than receiving it due to government support.”

Of course the fact that “Obama moved in  with his grandmother, a bank vice president in Hawaii, when he was 10 years old. He attended a private college preparatory academy” would NOT count – pay no attention to the data behind the curtain people!

So – what’s wrong with the world?

the pathology Freud diagnosed as “group spirit” ….ultimately founded on envy. As Freud put it, “Everyone must be the same and have the same. Social justice means we deny ourselves many things so that others may have to do without them as well”

This reminds me of an anecdote from over 100 yrs ago

The Times of London asked a few prominant writers to submit essays on the subject “What’s wrong with the world?”

G. K Chesterton’s response?

Dear Sirs,

I am.

Sincerely yours,

G. K. Chesterton

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