Recent Articles from David Strom
It’s an election year, so it’s time for yet another demagogic debate designed to divide. This year we will be treated to a nasty and ultimately fruitless fight over “inequality.” Politicians will point fingers; laws will be proposed; speeches will be given; and constituencies will be mobilized.
It has become newly fashionable to compare Wisconsin’s rather anemic economic recovery to Minnesota’s rather more robust one — and to suggest that this is proof that Gov. Mark Dayton’s aggressively liberal policies are therefore superior to Gov. Scott Walker’s more conservative approach.
One of the real — as opposed to manufactured — differences between liberals and conservatives is their enthusiasm or lack thereof for idealistic, “neat,” or “forward-looking” policies intended to shape our communities through government intervention.
Everybody has heard “caveat emptor,” or “let the buyer beware." It’s a warning about the nature of sales and salesmen: They are in the business to sell, not to look out for your interests. In legal terms, we expect salesmen to engage in “puffery,” which is a sort of exaggeration or slanting to convince you of their products’ merits.
Liberals have been itching to take over health care for longer than I have been alive. The argument they have used is simple: Health care is too important to leave to the private sector. Universal access to health care services should be a right, and nobody should be denied needed care.
Yvonne Prettner Solon reminded me the other day that the office of lieutenant governor exists. Prettner Solon made the news by admitting that she and the governor rarely, if ever, talk. More, she admitted that she “grieved” when she realized just how insignificant her job has turned out to be
Average citizens are at a disadvantage when listening to high-powered lawyers and politicians. Most of them labor under the illusion that the sounds emanating from their mouths and the scribbles from their hands actually mean something, and take them seriously. This is a serious error.
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