Tuesday, April 25, 2017

When The Electorate Is THIS Stupid, Is ANY Delusional Thinking Out Of Bounds?

What The U.S. Spends On Foreign Aid Is Less Than You Think. 
(And Not Just Less Than You Think, But "You've Gotta Be Kidding!" Less Than You Think)

If Americans can be grotesquely wrong about a plain fact clearly-stated in the public record, who knows to what extent delusional thinking pervades the body politic?

If Americans err by 3,100% on a fundamental element of political policy (for which accurate data is readily and freely available) it is no surprise that ignorant citizens voted for Trump even though his three principal campaign promises were bullshit from the beginning.


The Deplorable One will not repeal-and-replace Obamacare. (It will be fixed.)

The Wall will not be built. (And Mexico will not pay for it.)

And jobs are not coming back. (Capitalism - indeed, the very nature of profitability - dictates that industrial jobs end up in those places where labor costs least.)

"Aggressive Ignorance: America's National Pastime"

Pope Francis: Quotations On Finance, Economics, Capitalism And Inequality

“As long as problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting absolute autonomy of markets & financial speculation & by attacking structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems.,” Pope  Francis said in 224-page document that essentially serves as his official platform.

"Pope Francis Links"

Pope Francis: One Of The Most Powerful Critiques Of Capitalism You Will Ever Read

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