When free markets fail (allegedly), all anyone ever wants is socialism, which is really funny, because when socialism fails, as it has everywhere it’s ever been tried, all anyone ever wants is even more socialism. There has got to be a name for this mental deficiency.
Anyways, while the U.S. is grappling over which form of socialism to embrace for the next four years (N.B., they’re all socialists), before some other
pariahmessiah can promise change, Europeans are increasingly embracing the doctrine that won’t die.
According to the Financial Times, a majority of Germans are now in favor of nationalization:
The overwhelming majority of Germans would welcome the nationalisation of large segments of the economy, including its energy, transport and financial infrastructure, according to a new opinion poll that underlines the strength of popular opposition to free-market liberalism in Europe’s largest economy.
Look, I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but… that didn’t work out too well for them last time, did it?
And, you know, not to point out the obvious, but… it’s not working out so well here, either. Really, is it?