“California’s tragic poverty and widening inequality aren’t the result of racist policies imposed from without but rather progressive policies embraced from within.”

Michael Shellenberger has a fantastic essay in Forbes demonstrating how California is an actual “Elysium,” a dystopia where the rich, ruling class maintains their progressive privilege at the expense of the poor.  I highly recommend reading it.

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If you’d like to learn more about the “Googley Way,”  a political filter applied by Google to its workplace culture, you should read the formal complaint, Damore and Gudeman v Google LLC.  The evidentiary part of the complaint is fascinating and includes internal communications from managers and staff to support the suit.  My personal favorite calls for Damore’s firing to …

“… send a message that we have zero tolerance for intolerance.”

 

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

― Margaret Thatcher

In The Left’s Brutally Obvious Economic Failures, Greg Jones provides an excellent, though brief, review of the effects socialist and progressive policies have on the economy and, more importantly, on people from Venezuela to Seattle to Illinois.

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An abandoned neighborhood in Detroit

Patrick J. Buchanan asks, “Are Illinois and Puerto Rico Our Future?”  Like Greece, the US Virgin Islands and Guam, as well as the Cities of Detroit, San Bernardino and Stockton, governments throughout the West are finding progressive taxes are unable to keep up with the costs of progressive programs.  Even federal services such as the US Postal Service and AMTRAK run deficits at or near $1 billion every year. Ironically, the progressive state is unsustainable.

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They don’t work.  But don’t take my word for it.  It’s been tried multiple places in the US and abroad.  How did it work out for patients and taxpayers?  See for yourself: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/05/23/surprise-californias-singlepayer-healthcare-plan-would-cost-400-billionper-year-n2330456