On a holiday weekend in Chicago the casualty count grows fast. According to the Chicago Tribune 49 people had been shot in the city by Memorial Day morning.1 This seems like an ironic way to honor veterans who met similar fates while serving their country instead of battling over drug turf and pocket change, but it is emblematic of the values our politics has helped encourage.
When you don’t have a clue what you are doing you fall back on what you know. For Barack Obama, that means coercing social change by keeping America divided and angry. Our ex-activist, rabble-rousing president knows the money isn’t there to buy the illusion of prosperity.
Why would anyone want to work in an economy where hard work has great value and a minimum wage increase is the reward? The kind of hard work politicians and activists are using to try to force a minimum wage increase is not effort directed at something the economy values.