Saturday, February 03, 2024

Inspirational message our young people need to hear

This Davos speech should be required reading for every teen-ager and every Democrat. For Christians committed to social justice and economic opportunity for the poor, it would also be a good study.

"Today I'm here to tell you that the Western world is in danger. And it is in danger because those who are supposed to have to defend the values of the West are co-opted by a vision of the world that inexorably leads to socialism and thereby to poverty."

Milei: "Thanks to free trade capitalism, the world is now living its best moment. Never in all of mankind or humanity's history has there been a time of more prosperity than today. This is true for all. The world of today has more freedom, is rich, more peaceful and prosperous. This is particularly true for countries that have more economic freedom and respect the property rights of individuals.
Countries that have more freedom are 12 times richer than those that are repressed. The lowest percentile in free countries is better off than 90% of the population in repressed countries. Poverty is 25 times lower and extreme poverty is 50 times lower. And citizens in free countries live 25% longer than citizens in repressed countries."

[njb: I would disagree with him that the world is more peaceful, and unfortunately the U.S. is funding some of those conflicts. Also, the freedom index for the USA is losing ground. We're 17th. Thank you, Democrats for limiting our speech, religion and destroying the trustworthiness of the media.]

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