Despite the incessant rantings of the American progressives demeaning everything about America, there is no better place to be if you want an opportunity more than a handout. Countless Americans of all backgrounds have proved that.
Today that may be harder because you also have to overcome the proliferation of rhetoric telling you that you are a victim, the system is rigged and unfair, that you are entitled and deserve, that someone else will pay for your future and that the immense success of others has hurt you when in fact the opposite is true.
In effect you are being told you are a loser incapable of achievement and success based on your own efforts.
Following is written by Jack T from Quinnscommentary comment section.
It is important to remember why Paul Krugman won the Nobel prize. in economics – it wasn’t based on his knowledge of the domestic, US economy where he is far, far out of the mainstream. His Nobel prize was for merging the concepts of economies of scale in production of goods with geography. To quote the prize award: “… Krugman’s approach is based on the premise that many goods and services can be produced more cheaply in long series, a concept generally known as economies of scale. Meanwhile, consumers demand a varied supply of goods.
As a result, small-scale production for a local market is replaced by large-scale production for the world market, where firms with similar products compete with one another. …” OUR PROBLEM is that he has a platform and a bull horn in the New York Times. So people read his crap. Someone should write to the NYT editor and tell them we prefer Krugman stick with what he knows, lest he corrupt thinking by others.
Want to suggest you read an article in today’s WSJ titled: “What Colin Powell Learned From His Own Story Anyone can go as far as his talents will take him—only in America.” Chris Davis notes, and I quote: “…
What people could learn from his book was that “we live in a remarkable country where ordinary people of whatever background or origin can do extraordinary things. We sometimes forget it. And there are some places in our country and some groups in our country where that faith may be shaken.”
Powell recounted a luncheon exchange he witnessed between President Reagan and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Reagan was commenting on how immigrant kids did so well when they came to the U.S.—they enter the school system and immediately flourish, especially Asian kids.
In passing, Reagan said to Lee, “I wonder what would happen if American youngsters were dropped into a foreign country, would you see the same sort of acceleration and performance?”
Powell called Lee Kuan Yew’s answer “unique.” “Mr. President,” he said, “you don’t understand. It’s not reversible. There is no other place where you can take a foreigner and plop them in and”—Powell smacked the tabletop for effect—“five years later out pops an American of hyphenated background who can go as far as his talents will take him. It can’t happen anywhere else. …”
Idiots like Krugman, Sanders, Warren, Sandy Cortez, Schumer, Pelosi, Biden and others would destroy opportunity with their “equity” and “help”:and “hand out” proposals – taking from some to give to others.