Regrettably, Trends on which You Can BET THE FARM
1) Trend toward continued lack of general understanding of economics by people in general. “We need more spending to fix the economy.” “We have a ‘savings glut.'” “Govt needs to raise taxes so it can spend more.”
2) Continued trend in the general steadfast belief in broken Marxist tenets, e.g., that wealth can be “redistributed” equitably via non-market means (i.e., govt), with continued cries for it to so do; That resources must be “secured” from others, rather than traded for as civilized market players do day in and day out;
3) Continued trend by individuals to look to govt bureaucrats to fix the problems govt created, e.g., unsafe streets due to drug prohibition; inefficient and expensive healthcare due to massive govt interference and regulation; govt to fix “climate change” and pollution despite horrendeous ecological harm at govt facilities the world over;
Corrolary to 3) Continued trend by individuals to believe that private ownership of land leads to environmental destruction;
4) Continued influence by the most powerful on govt at the expense of the taxpayer (hat tip to Matt S, but caution – see #3)
5) Continued belief that laissez faire is harmful to common folk, businesses exploit workers, govt should intervene in private contracts to ensure “fairness”;
6) Continued _lack_ of willingness by the general individual to: – think critically on their own;
– realize that agitprop exists (and is arguably the *primary* task of modern corporate media); – Ask the question, “Cui Bono?”
– believe that govt and it’s cronies could be anything other than our best interest at heart.
Bet the farm on these trends, folks. You’ll get filthy rich.