"Democratic self-deprecation isn’t quite as funny as it once was. Mobs have already taken to the venerable, iconic streets of European states, notably among them Greece, birthplace of Athenian democracy. It’s apparently easier to give wealth away than it is to take it back. Democracy assembled the welfare state peaceably enough. Can democracy dismantle it as peaceably? No, it can’t. The mobs are not finished."
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The disintegration of the welfare state
This seems eerily familiar to the way the U.S. government is going to be dealing with things. Things like this give me reason to do my best to prepare mentally, physically, and financially for what is ahead. I believe it is a similar fate.
The disintegration of the welfare state - The Globe and Mail: