Kevorkian Economics

The bloated, self-serving political class can usefully be understood as parasites feeding off the private sector of the economy.  As the economy spirals toward collapse and the government toward bankruptcy, the necessity of spending cuts and downsizing of government should be obvious. However, the recent debt ceiling debacle indicates that the political class is not interested in saving the economy. As parasites:   an implicit decision was made to kill the host. There were no spending cuts. There was hardly a slowdown in the planned rate of spending. The late Dr. Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, often referred to as "Dr. Death," was described by Wikipedia as best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he said he assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said, "dying is not a crime." The term Kevorkian economics should be used to describe the current economic strategy pursued by the...(Read Full Article)

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