Michael Ramirez, who recently won a Reuben Award from his peers for his excellence in editorial cartooning, puts Barack Obama’s health-care plans in their most appropriate setting in today’s IBD Editorials:
That’s more than just a laugh. People who pursue equality in outcomes rather than equality in opportunity inevitably become nihilistic. They want to destroy wealth because not everyone is wealthy, and they justify that by confiscatory government practices in the name of fairness. Everyone eventually becomes poor, and a client of the state; just ask the former Iron Curtain countries. Well, everyone but the elites, and those choose early to join the party, or the Party, in order to ensure their place at or near the top of the food chain.
Ramirez has a terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives a fascinating look at political history. Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here. And don’t forget to check out the entire IBD site, while individual investors still exist.