Dear Mr. Sanders


You say about the United States that “when working families cannot afford childcare or higher education for their kids,”.

Given your examples here I assume that means that working families can afford food, shelter, clothing, transport, leisure, electronic gadgetry and the Netflix subscription. Sounds like a rich place to me, a population living as high on the hog as any large group of humans ever have done. Sounds, in fact, like that economy thing is pretty much done, properly baked.

yours etc

Tim Worstall

9 thoughts on “Dear Mr. Sanders”

  1. Do you think Bernie (Sanders not Saunders) reads here?

    Another example of the strength of the US economy, a socialist senator with nothing but his senate pay can afford three house. And that is apparently the poorest socialist senator.

  2. rhoda, don’t forget Mrs. Saunders contribution to the family wealth, including the $200,000 ‘golden parachute’ she received when she left Burlington College, Vermont (which subsequently folded after being unable to pay the debts accrued during her tenure).

    I particularly liked Garry Kasparovs’ advice: “Hey, Bernie, Don’t Lecture Me About Socialism. I Lived Through It”.

    But let’s be fair, poverty’s all relative isn’t it?

  3. Soon there will be nothing available that might properly be called “Higher Education”, so that’s one worry off the list.

  4. “That means that the 50 Democrats in the US Senate, plus the vice-president, will have to pass this most consequential piece of legislation alone.”

    Dim socialist can’t count. There are 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 2 independents caucusing with Democrats.
    Amusingly, Bernie is one of those “independents”, and he’s rather given the game away.

  5. You post that comment under you’re own name, Tim? Doesn’t seem to have survived long.
    Modded out as hate speech?

  6. “But let’s be fair, poverty’s all relative isn’t it?”

    Well yes. Due to there being a dearth of actual poverty in developed countries, poverty has had to be re defined as relative. You can be quite comfortably off but if you have less stuff than too many other folk then you are living in poverty.

  7. One assumes that the women employed as child carers will leave their children with other child carers while at work.

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