When the left analyze the world, they look at poverty then conclude that those who are living in poverty are victims of an unjust capitalist system. Often times, leftist politicians run on this narrative, saying that the poor are victims and the rich and the upper-middle class are to blame for the disparity in the “have-not’s” income.
It’s clear that the left has a few implicit assumptions within their ideology.
The assumptions are that (a) there is evenness or randomness in people’s income, and (b) searching for causation is always searching for blame and, therefore, searching for a perpetrator and a victim.
“Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.”
Watch as I explain why this quote, and many like it from leftist politicians, is not true and steer liberals towards one of the real causes of a shrinking American Middle Class: failed government policy.
When the government involves themselves in the free market they have a habit of screwing it up.
They need to leave the free market alone.
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