The future of socialism in Europe is very much in doubt. Several countries are teetering on the brink of insolvency as a result of decades of excessive government spending for the welfare state. High taxes have handled the burden in the past, but people are now living longer, they are drawing longer pensions and healthcare costs have continued to escalate. At some point, the working population will no longer be able to support everyone else who depends on the government for their general welfare.
It\’s just I didn\’t expect the TJN to be making this point really.