Sunday, June 03, 2012

Not Paying Our Way

Though I have many fundamental disagreements with him (e.g. the role of demographics vs. ideas, the nature of religion and of conservatism, etc.), I find Mark Steyn to be the most interesting public commentator that I've run across.  He possesses a rare combination of wit, multiple interests (from music, to theatre, to geopolitics, to cultural trends) and the unparalleled courage to say what he thinks.  He's also among the most pithy of today's writers.  Here's an example of the latter (from investors.com):
That's to say, the unsustainable "bubble" is not student debt or subprime mortgages or anything else. The bubble is us, and the assumptions of entitlement. Too many citizens of advanced western democracies live a life they have not earned, and are not willing to earn.

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