Controlling the economy
Liberal politicos, agencies, commissars, czars, bureaucrats, and their court stenographers all have a problem with their worldview: it isn’t reality-based.
Their worldview asserts government is in control and that with only a bit more government power and with the right enlightened leaders pushing government’s mighty levers, intractable problems will simply go away. Whoosh.
And when that doesn’t work, as it hasn’t for the President, you are forced to run from your own record and blame others.
Reality shows that the economy is a little more difficult to control. From Janet Daley:
The economy is now beyond the control of national governments, and therefore outside the remit of democratic politics. It has become truly global, and thus a law unto itself; nation states have gone broke in their attempt to feed its gargantuan appetites for consumption and debt. The remedies for this began in panic and are now ending in delusion: first the banks went bust and were bailed out by governments; then the governments went bust and needed to be bailed out by – whom? International funding agencies which get their cash from – where? From central banks which will have to print gigantic amounts of money to replace all the money that simply disappeared in the bad debt that bankrupted the banks in the first place. And if we all agree to accept the illusion that this newly printed cash has actual value – if we all clap really hard and say that we believe in fairies – then the whole show can get back on the road and we will be rich again.
When you unpack the liberal economic mash of how value is created down to the component level, you’re left with their fundamental (and sad) assertion: and then a miracle occurs.
But and then a miracle occurs won’t carry the day for the secular, cynical, and progressive; it isn’t adequate. Instead,
The official solution… is to eradicate more forcibly than ever the messy democratic accountability of national governments to their people.
Hence the undemocratic and extra-legal actions of the aforementioned politicos, commissars, agencies, czars, bureaucrats, and media stenographers. Legislation by regulation and/or executive order must rule the day. It’s for your own good, they say.
Unwinding the work of many well-intentioned fools would normally be be a multi-generational task but it’s likely to move much faster once the people realize the dire straights our elites have placed us in.