Monday, March 15, 2010

Been so busy lately

...that I have not kept up with the inimitable Mr. Warren. Oh that everyone, from presidents to bishops, would heed his words:

For our governments [or dioceses] have created vast bureaucracies, employing immense numbers whose livelihoods depend entirely (whether they realize it or not) upon the capacity of profit-earning people to pay constantly increasing taxes.


The idea that we can spend our way out of a debt [or faith] crisis -- or what I called above, "Keynesianism gone nuts" -- has already been rejected by the Tea Party movement in the U.S., and has always been rejected by voters of conservative tendency. They know what's wrong with the present order, and have an important teaching function to the rest of the electorate, which doesn't get it yet.

But more urgently, we are in need of a positive conception of how to rebuild economy and society, when Nanny State collapses under her own weight. For yelling "run!" is only a short-term solution.
People of good will, it's time to take back the culture.


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