This world is governed by ethical cause and effect. When people vote for a living, they create an economy that is dependent on more theft. Theft-based economies are Ponzi schemes. It's not just Social Security that is a Ponzi scheme. So is Medicare. So is the FDIC. All governments over-promise. They ask us to become dependent on government promises. The governments issue more promises than taxes and borrowing can fund. Then they inflate.
Government will prove to be the god that fails. That will be a good lesson in theology for hundreds of millions of voters. "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote" will prove to have been a destructive principle, although widely believed.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Gary North on Voting