In the July 30 Democrat debate, several unworkable schemes and hackneyed themes kept re-emerging. But the most dangerous common refrain was (essentially) that “not everyone has benefited equally” and “some people are still being left behind” and “we must close the wealth gap.” Implicit in these shop-worn phrases, that predictably went unchallenged by the immoderate moderators, was the progressive holy grail that until all people are rendered equal in all aspects, society will remain a hellish, rotten fiasco.
It is obvious that most politicians are not even minimally trained in scientific disciplines, but have these fools never once heard of a bell-shaped curve, otherwise known as a normal distribution curve? Of course, some of the more intelligent ones have, but in order to pander to numerous unintelligent potential voters, they must continue to pretend that all people can be equal, now and in the future.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is a well known slogan popularized by Karl Marx in 1875 and historically loved by progressives. Implicit in its phrasing is the understanding that people have different abilities. Marx didn’t say, “From each no matter what his ability, to each according to his needs.” […]
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