As I have given further thought to the sources of the modern commercial industrial revolution I have invariably asked myself the question whether the Left can destroy the modern commercial explosion.
We are now 200 years into commercial modernity. The obvious Lefty forces intending to destroy the modern world of commerce are evident in the successful destruction of Europe. Nothing productive has come out of Europe since the beginning of the 20th century. Europe is a case where the hereditary hierarchy runs autocratic governments that control and manipulate all members of the society with powerful trade unions, myriad government jobs and highly restricted social relationships.
In the United States under the Democrats and Obama we have had a vast expansion of government and its rampant regulations, tyrannical government employees who have become horrible parasites with high wages and higher pensions. We have unions controlling much of the government for self-serving interests. On top of that we have the new and most horrific parasites of all time, the environmental mandarins.
Can this life choking ivy kill or stymie the American commercial world?
The Lefty machine of destruction is horrible and frightening. But I would argue that it cannot, at this stage in American development, destroy us.
I find two elements in America that are our driving commercial force. One is the extraordinary freedom that young people have to explore their dreams and do it without any suppression from the social hierarchy. That is why places like San Francisco, with minimal and ineffective government are the magnets for young creative entrepreneurs. I do not believe that this freedom of young people can be squashed. The idea of freedom is too powerful to be destroyed at this point.
I would also argue that suppression of commerce with financial disincentives which can occur in the (a) progressive income tax programs, in the (b) healthcare tax on young people, and the (c) excessive loan obligations on that same young population, are not totally successful. I think enough young intelligent and independent people are capable of eluding these horrible repressive tools.
I have no numeric data points. It would be my guess that 10 to 20,000 young people a year in America are able to survive outside the Lefty parasitic commerce hating environment. That number is sufficient to drive the American commercial engine for the world.I think that number includes a large enough group of young people who can survive well into the foreseeable future.