More on the ultimate conservative position

Come on folks. We can take care of a lot of things just by not subsidizing self-abuse and bastardy. But we've got to protect our poor from competition from the global poor for wages, and our middle class from competition from the global rich for housing. "Inefficient!," "Sub-optimal!," scream the economists, but it is no more inefficient or sub-optimal than the unfolding social and demographic disaster known as the welfare state.

In sum, we need a society where people can find their own level, because hierarchy is natural. And, yes, we've plowed this ground before, when I attempted to coin the phrase "small pond strategy."


Gealgh said…

Agreed. I think of what I have heard about Switzerland and "industries" (ways of life?) like agricultural areas. That example is just the tip of the iceberg.