The rich suck. They take their money from the poor and hoard it. They are greedy, selfish megalomaniacs who prey on the weak.
How we’ve come to believe the above statements is a sad tale of ignorance combined with the ill-conceived efforts of those who amass power to themselves as they feel they are better arbiters of equity than the market system. It’s natural to hate the rich, just as it’s natural to hate the smart kid in class, or the pretty girl in school. Continue reading
… that all men are created equal.
This seemingly simple phrase is arguably the best known in the American collective unconscious. To be American is to be equal – seems obvious enough, right?
However, it all depends on how one defines “equal.”
In a country divided by warring opinions regarding just about everything these days, it may seem simplistic to attempt to hang all her problems on one concept, but let me try. Continue reading
Posted in Equality
Tagged choice, equality, hamilton, Jacques Rousseau, John Adams, lds, liberty, opportunity, redistribution of wealth, results, supreme court, Thomas Jefferson
When I started this project, I had a few people in mind that I wanted to help. As is so often the case, one of the bright people I knew, knew other bright people. Christa introduced me to Mark, and I’m happy to introduce him to you. Please look for his Bio in his own words shortly.
Thanks for reading,
Many people have asked me about my chosen pen name, Euripides. Of course, the name comes from the famous Greek tragedian who wrote some of the best classic works, including Trojan Women, The Bacchae, and Medea. The Greek Euripides’ works contain several early references to Greek democracy and are known for their realism and biting satire.
But that isn’t why I chose Euripides as a pen name for my political writing. Continue reading
As you know, this is supposed to be a group blog. Christa and I are hardly a group by ourselves, so we are continuing to recruit other like-minded individuals to help us in our endeavor. Our efforts have yielded us a veteran blogger who goes by the name of Euripides. Continue reading