Time to rethink . . . EVERYTHING.

I am not sure if this editorial is pay-walled, but you get the idea. It is captured in a quote from FDR in 1936 about the meaning of “liberty.”

“Liberty,” Roosevelt said at the Democratic Party’s convention in 1936, “requires opportunity to make a living — a living decent according to the standard of the time, a living which gives man not only enough to live by, but something to live for.”

The pandemic has shown that vast numbers of Americans – probably a majority of younger people – do not have such liberty. In the aftermath this has to be fixed.

4 thoughts on “Time to rethink . . . EVERYTHING.

  1. There is nothing there that you would not have heard from Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago.

    ‘in order for us to be “free” government must plunder those who save and invest to reward those who will not’

    There, and in several thousand fewer words.

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    1. @Tabor

      People are being plundered alright. It is not the billionaires riding out the pandemic on their $500 million yachts. It is the people working two jobs, with no health insurance, no savings, no money left over after paying the rent and no way to do anything else. Without real opportunity liberty is meaningless.

      The modern “conservative” philosophy is clearly . . . “I’m all right. What is wrong with you?”

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  2. The link was wonky, and I have a subscription to the Times. I was able to read the opinion piece by going through the homepage. This piece may be part of the free access the times is providing during the COVID-19 situation.

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