Loved Eric Bohnet's comment on this NRO Corner post:
"What is even worse about the current gang is that the dream of everybody having everything has largely been achieved by the very capitalist system they despise. Imagine going back to a socialist rally in 1911 and promising that in 100 years America would be a country where even the poorest members of society would have access to so much food that many of them would be struggling with obesity, houses with indoor plumbing, electric lights, and a new kind of oven that cooks food super-fast. They'd have telephones that they could carry around with them, access to a mail service that allowed them to send letters anywhere in the world instantly, and motion pictures in their homes. They could buy a miracle drug that cures infections for a 1/2 hour pay at a store that also sold a wide range of clothing, food, tools, and a bunch of things that hadn't even been invented yet. Where almost everyone owned an automobile that was far more safe, reliable, and comfortable than anything that had yet been imagined. Where poverty meant being at risk of having to temporarily do without some of these things, and maybe having to live in a high-crime neighborhood.
"They'd have driven you off for being insane, but their modern heirs are protesting the system that made it possible and urging the kinds of policies widely used by societies that still have trouble feeding their people despite having access to the technology developed here."http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/279383/everybody-will-have-everything-john-derbyshire