Tinkerers v Stabilizers

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The Issue and its Facts

Nations are built steadily, generation after generation (think about Switzerland). Progress is based on the foundation created by those who have gone before. When we alter that foundation, everything built on it could crumble.

Policymakers regularly create new laws and regulations without thinking about how they impact the foundation of our society (How many bill have been passed that nobody even read?). This leads to dramatic and unintended consequences.

For example, The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has completely changed the employee-employer relationship. Welfare programs have trapped generations in poverty. Because bureaucrats tinkered with the foundation, these problems were made worse.

Thinking Conventionally

Conventional thinkers are hyperactive. They love to tinker. They love to reset the dials. They love to make new laws. They love to tell voters “I passed a new law.”

The progressive movement is based on the idea that humans are constantly changing, and therefore humans can be changed in the right direction with the right policies. Hence, they are always tinkering with those policies.

Keynesian economics, tax rates, interest rates, monetary policy, more free stuff. It’s all about tinkering with humans trying to force them into a “good” mold.

Regulations improve any economic or social activity by making them more fair.

Thinking Better

Better thinkers don’t like to tinker, they want to build. They like to leave the foundation well-enough alone so they can add to it. Tell them the rules of the game, and they will play to win. Change the rules often and they will freeze… stand still… not hire new employees…not grow their businesses.

Better thinkers believe humans are infinitely complex, each with unique gifts from God. To try and manage who they are would not only be a colossal failure, it would deprive them of that free will to be who they were made to be.

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Which America do you want for your children?

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