For some politicians, the word “slimy” is the perfect way to describe them.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio fits this category.
A massive booster of all trendy leftist policies from radical climate change proposals to “racial justice” efforts, de Blasio is setting a new standard for the modern-day Left.
A standard of degeneracy that is….De Blasio has definitely left his demagogic mark during the Wuhan virus pandemic.
He has called for the nationalization of “crucial factories and industries.”
This is stuff you only hear about in Banana Republic countries or other authoritarian regimes. Demagogues thrive in crisis, since they can feed off of people’s desperation in order to ram through their tyrannical plots. From Beijing to state governments & municipalities within our borders, politicians are trying to milk this crisis for all that it’s worth.
Indeed, the crisis is real and will require some form of action to contain the spread of the virus. Unlike most people, I believe in solidarity and mutual cooperation from below.
Local communities in conjunction with the governments closest to them and the private sector can help stave this crisis off.
But we should scoff at nutty nationalization proposals like the one de Blasio put forward.
P.S. Calls for nationalization remind me of my birthplace of Venezuela.
Let’s just say that country knows a thing or two about nationalization…. And its disastrous consequences.
Private property confiscation, institutional chaos, declines in productivity, shortages, etc.
All of that happens when countries fall for the Siren Song of nationalization.
History is all about learning, no matter how screwed up certain events may be.
Learn from the mistakes of countries that embrace despotism and let that be your comparative politics education. Then study countries that become politically and economically stable and understand how they reached such impressive heights.
I always stress that people must read more to truly grasp the world around them.
When you’re ready to learn about one of the most recent economic failures, my guide on Venezuela’s disastrous economic experiment will be available to you.
It’ll give you a non-PC take on Venezuela’s implosion and how other countries can avoid its wretched state.
Use this link for a gut-wrenching history lesson.
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