The End

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 14 Oct 2007 18:20:30 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - Neil predicts that the USSA will follow the path of the USSR into history's dung heap unless we change things, and fast.

We know what happens in any economy that can't determine price. Without price, even offering or obtaining simple things like shoes or bread becomes difficult or impossible. Even when we obtain them--usually after standing in line all day--the shoes (possibly all of them left-footed this particular quarter) will prove to be about as durable as bread, while the bread is highly likely to taste like shoes. This, in a nutshell, and applied across the entire range of economic decision-making, is why the Soviet Union was doomed to fall apart.


Bad enough that this government, exactly like Lenin's and Stalin's before it, kidnaps individuals, and illegally imprisons and tortures them; bad enough that it starved half a million Iraqi children to death by denying their country access to world trade; bad enough that it's erecting all sorts of internal barriers in this country and plans to demand that Americans obtain passports to travel from Colorado to Utah.

The Bush regime is also issuing all sorts of directives to the researchers in colleges and universities about who can work on what, and with whom they can discuss it. These directives, little known by the general public, have made the conduct of science appreciably harder over the past several years and may even threaten to make it impossible.

Add to that the more general rape of the Bill of Rights--the one thing that ever made America different from the rest of the world--the collapse of the economy in general and the dollar in particular, and you have the sort of picture that let me predict the fall of the Soviets.

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