The Sickness of Government

When I was growing up, it was in a Republican more or less Conservative Household. As a child, I believed that in many cases the government was the source of stability and that when things went wrong, it was bad programs created by short sighted people. I thought that perhaps there was too much government, but I also knew that the government kept the monsters, especially the Soviet Union at bay.

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So What Has Happened To Expertise

When you are an expert in something you have to work to maintain credibility.  That means that when you make a judgment call and give information to somebody that is relying on your expertise to address their problems. Above all an expert needs to be completely honest, show how they came to their answers and admit when they make a mistake.

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Socialism In Action

When I was young, I was a bit of a amateur Sovietologist. This was in the day that we were tirelessly told but the apologists of the Soviet Union that all our concerns about the Soviet Union were wrong. Were told the Soviet Union was morally superior to the Imperialist US in every way and that any conflict between Soviet interests were the fault of the US. In the meantime, if you looked closely, the Soviet Union was a massive clusterf**k waiting to implode. The biggest concern that many of us had was that the gullible here in the US and Europe would convince the USSR that it could take the rest of the world down with it when the end came.

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