Class War in America: the Book

Economic absurdities that
Democrats must expose:

...because it's wrong to penalize success and hard work.

...therefore, we should eliminate the capital gains tax.

...After all, they came from, and understand, business.

...even though it is based on pitting the worlds' workers against each other.

...union bosses are only out for themselves.

...and the more the rich have, the more will trickle down to everyone else.

...Democrats are communists, or at least, socialists at heart. when we tax wealthy investors, we lose jobs. investors, not workers, create wealth. we should give them all the tax breaks possible.

...Democrats just want to tax and spend today.

General Issues:

...check out this 2-minute video.

...It's a mountain, and a terrible defense of globalization.

...for those of Indonesia, Mexico, China and India.

...and how not to do it again.

...and the "crisis" is just a ploy by those who want to destroy it.

...Republicans' most important propaganda technique.

...and get the media on your side

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Part  Three

The War Against

Traditional Values

Greed is always in the news. The activists and advocates of this world are guaranteed to hit the greed button any time certain subjects come up: chief executive officer compensation, for example. Or threats to the rain forest. Or lowering the tax rate on capital gains.…

It is worth recalling that greed (a.k.a. avarice) is at bottom a religious concept. It is one of the seven deadly sins, a package that seems to have originated in Christian monasticism in the Middle East, and was brought to the Western world around A.D. 400, apparently by Roman monks. In the medieval Church all seven sins were deemed especially wicked and all required special penitence. Nobody is demanding penitence today.…

Face it: Self-interest is a universal human trait, a near-defining characteristic of Homo sapiens.… But if everybody is greedy (defined as “self-interested”) then how can greed be the explanatory variable that accounts for business success? …“greed.” Let’s deep-six the damned word.

—Dan Seligman, “Out, out, damned word!”                          Forbes, March 9, 1998, 88-92.



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