1) When you keep prices artificially low, you get shortages.These are laws of nature. Human nature. They are unbreakable. They are universal. And they are why Leftist policies always fail. Yet, every Leftist continues to believe that he can somehow invalidate these laws. No matter how many times these laws have proved inviolable, the Leftists continue to batter their tattered and broken philosophy against them.
2) When you keep wages artificially high, you get unemployment.
3) When you subsidize something, you get more of it.
4) When you tax or regulate something, you get less of it
For us, these four laws are gifts. Gifts to use against the often vague and generalized arguments Leftists employ to support their doomed programs. All we have to do is boil down every proposal to its fundamental effects. Some examples:
Rule #1 tells us that "Controlled Cost Medicine" will result in rationed care.
Rule #2 tells us that a high "Minimum Wage" results in fewer unskilled workers hired.
Rule #3 tells us that legal abortion encourages irresponsible sexual activity - no consequences!
Rule #3 also tells us that taxpayer funded abortion encourages choosing abortion as opposed to adoption—it's free!
Rule #4 tells us that "windfall" taxes on oil companies will result in gas shortages.
I'm thinking most leftist policies can be successfully disputed using these four rules. Am I missing anything?
"Missing anything"? Not a thing,Gunny. Succinct.ReplyDelete
You missed the part where you explained how a progressive can be made to accept reality. You'd have more luck reasoning with a love-struck 14 year old girl, or a 6 year old in a toy store.ReplyDelete
Besides, what you're saying is mean and hurtfull and I won't listen.
Anon...you're right. Logical arguments require logical minds. What was I thinking?
This was more an exercise in clarifying my own thinking.
Having a handle on fundamentals arms me against Liberals arguments— without having to be a policy wonk.
Addendum to #3... subsidizing something also drives up the price that non-subsidized consumers must spend for it. Cf. higher education and health care.ReplyDelete
Roland....exactly. There are lot's of addenda....for sure.ReplyDelete
This is an exercise in "keeping it simple".
So I can remember it. hehe
Are there any tips on how to win an argument with a woman?ReplyDelete
A woman is not always wrong, so why do you want to win every argument with one? That doesn't say much for you buddy.Delete
"Yes." Always say it.ReplyDelete
Self-serve sneeze guards are very adjustable barriers, portable screen. It can be easily set up on the food counter and making the distance between peoples.
1) When you keep prices artificially low, you get shortages.ReplyDelete
Medication - countries which have subsidised medicines, so that prices are affordable for all, eg UK, Germany, Scandinavia, do not have shortages. Try that in your incompassionate America. You cruel, dumb bastards.
Rule #2 tells us that a high "Minimum Wage" results in fewer unskilled workers hired.ReplyDelete
It means fewer people go hungry can pay their rent, can buy new clothes for their children.
Rule #3 tells us that legal abortion encourages irresponsible sexual activity - no consequences!ReplyDelete
Abortion (from irresponsible sexual activity) has been with us since the beginning of humanity. Making it illegal again will not change that!
Rule #4 tells us that "windfall" taxes on oil companies will result in gas shortages.ReplyDelete
Big Oil has jacked up the prices. If they reduce gas supply it would be to boost prices again to get back what they would pay in "Windfall Tax". Blame them.